N-Telopeptide, Cross-Linked, Serum


Sunquest Code:NTEL  
Epic Code:LAB6065Epic Name:N-Telopeptide, Cross-Linked
Synonyms:NTX Serum; N Telopeptide
Methodology:Enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA)
CPT Code:82523
Turnaround Time:Specimens are sent to reference laboratory Mon-Sat; results are reported within 1-4 days.


Collection Instructions

Specimen:Blood
Optimal Volume:1 mL
Minimum\Peds Volume:0.6 mL
Causes for Rejection:Severely hemolyzed specimen.


Processing and Shipping

Specimen Processing:Centrifuge ASAP and aliquot 0.5 mL, 0.2 mL minimum. Store in freezer.
Shipping Instructions:Ship on dry ice.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Lab Sendouts  (ARUP)
Referral Lab number:70500 (NTX Serum)


Interpretive

Reference Range:Adult Male: 5.4-24.2 nM BCE Premenopausal Adult Female: 6.2-19.0 nM BCE The target value for treated postmenopausal adult females is the same as the premenopausal reference interval. The reference laboratory does not provide a reference range for patients under 18 years of age.


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