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COLLAGEN I C-TELOPEP(CTX)

Test Number:
  • 1817
Test Alias:
  • Beta-Crosslaps
Preferred Specimen:
  • SERUM
Container Type:
  • SST
Alternative Specimen:
Volume:
  • 1 ML
Collection Instructions:
  • PATIENT PREPARATION: Fasting is required. Fasting morning collection 8-10 a.m. (diurnal variations cause elevated levels at night). COLLECTION INSTRUCTIONS: Allow blood to clot (10-15 minutes) at room temperature. Centrifuge and separate the serum from the cells. Freeze as soon as possible.
Transport Temperature:
  • Frozen
Specimen Stability:
  • Room temperature: 16 hours
  • Refrigerated: 72 hours
  • Frozen: 90 days
Methodology:
  • Electrochemiluminescent Immunoassay
CPT Code:
  • 82523
Reject Criteria:
  • Moderate/gross hemolysis • Gross lipemia • Non-fasting specimens • Gross icteric
Reference Range:
Report Available:
  • 5 DAYS

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