OSTEOCALCIN

Test Documentation
Specimen Required
Draw blood in a red-top tube. Allow blood to clot at room temperature, spin and separate serum from cells wihtin 2 hours and freeze. Send 1.0 mL serum (0.5 mL minimum) frozen in a screw capped plastic vial. CRITICAL FROZEN.

Alternate Specimen
Plasma: EDTA

Rejection Criteria
Hemolyzed specimens, heat inactivated samples, SST

Methodology
Electrochemiluminescence

Stability
Room Temperature: Unacceptable; Refrigerated: 72 hours; Frozen: 3 months

Reference Range
Males:   9-38 ng/mL  
Females:   8-32 ng/mL  

Performed
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday

Turnaround Time3-5 days
Test CodeOSTEC
CPT-4 Code (s)
83937
LOINC Codes
2697-1

Warde
Medical
Laboratory