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N-Telopeptide, Cross-Linked, Urine (Updated)

Components

Name Method Department Units
N-Telopeptide, Cross-Linked, Urine Quantitative Chemiluminescent Immunoassay
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Specimen Requirements

Urine - Random, Urine, 24 hours, Urine, Second Void

Container Type Container Size Specimen Volume
Preferred

Sterile container

N/A 1 mL
Alternate

24 hour urine container

N/A 1 mL
Stability

Refrigerated - 1 week(s)
Room temperature - 1 day(s)
Frozen - 24 month(s)

Specimen Preparation

  • Transport to laboratory as soon as possible
  • Keep refrigerated

Reasons for Rejection

  • Hemolyzed specimen
  • Contaminated with blood

Comments

For monitoring therapy, a baseline specimen should be collected prior to initiation of therapy. Subsequent specimens for comparison should be collected at the same time of day as the baseline specimen. Collect second early morning void, random urine, or 24 hour urine. Specimen must be refrigerated during collection. Collect without a preservative.

CPT Code

  • 82523