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Pyridinoline and Deoxypyridinoline, Urine


Name Method Department Units
Pyridinoline & Deoxypyr. Urine High performance liquid chromatography
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Urine Creatinine, Pyridinoline, Deoxypyridinoline, Pyr/Deoxyp.Ratio

Specimen Requirements

Urine, first void

Container Type Container Size Specimen Volume

Sterile container

N/A 8 mL

Refrigerated - 1 week(s)
Frozen - 6 month(s)

Reasons for Rejection

  • Wrong type of specimen


Pyridinoline and Deoxypyridinoline excretion follows a circadian rhythm. Reference intervals have been established based on first morning void urine samples.

CPT Code

  • 82523