N-Telopeptide, Cross-Linked, Urine NTX

Method(s) Quantitative Chemiluminescent Immunoassay
Specimen Required
Collect

Urine: 2nd void of the morning or 24 hour collection, refrigerate during collection. Collect without preservative.

Transport

1 mL aliquot from a well-mixed, second-morning void or 24-hour collection, frozen. (Min: 0.5 mL)

Stability

Ambient: 24 hours; Refrigerated: 1 week; Frozen: 2 years

Unacceptable Conditions

Samples contaminated with blood or with extensive hemolysis.

Schedule Tue-Sat
Billing Code 5010127
CPTCode 82523
Notes For monitoring therapy, a baseline sample should be collected prior to initiation of therapy. Subsequent samples for comparison should be collected at the same time of day as the baseline sample.
Preferred Specimen Collection Device(s)
Reference Interval
 
AgeMaleFemale
7-9 years167-578 nM BCE/mM creatinine201-626 nM BCE/mM creatinine
10-12 years152-505 nM BCE/mM creatinine173-728 nM BCE/mM creatinine
13-15 years103-776 nM BCE/mM creatinine38-515 nM BCE/mM creatinine
16-17 years34-313 nM BCE/mM creatinine20-144 nM BCE/mM creatinine
18 years and older21-83 nM BCE/mM creatinine 
Premenopausal 17-94 nM BCE/mM creatinine
Postmenopausal 26-124 nM BCE/mM creatinine


No Appointment Necessary
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