N-TELOPEPTIDE, CROSS-LINKED, SERUM

Specimen Required
Draw blood in a plain red-top tube. Centrifuge, separate and send 1.0 mL serum (0.5 mL minimum) frozen in a screw-capped plastic vial.

Alternate Specimen
SST, remove serum from gel ASAP.

Rejection Criteria
Hemolyzed specimens

Methodology
Enzyme Immunoassay

Stability
Room Temperature: Unacceptable; Refrigerated: Unacceptable; Frozen: 2 months

Reference Range
Adult Male:   >=19 yrs 5.4-24.2 nM BCE  
Adult Female:   >=19 yrs 6.2-19.0 nM BCE  

Performed
Wednesday

Turnaround Time3-8 days
Test CodeNTXS
CPT-4 Code (s)
82523
LOINC Codes
21215-9

Warde
Medical
Laboratory