N-Telopeptide, Cross-Linked
Label Mnemonic: NTXS
Epic Lab Code: LAB3728
Downtime Form: A-1a Miscellaneous Request
Commercial Mail-out Laboratory
5231 RCP
356-8593
Specimen(s):
Serum
Collection Medium:
Red top tube 5 mL (Clot Activator)
Minimum:
Preferred Minimum: 0.5 mL serum
Absolute Minimum: 0.2 mL serum
Rejection Criteria:
Severely hemolyzed specimens.
Delivery Instructions:
Deliver to laboratory immediately after collection.
Turn Around Time:
1-4 days upon receipt at reference laboratory
Reference Range:
Adult Male: 5.4-24.2 nM BCE
Premenopausal, Adult Female: 6.2-19.0 nM BCE
Interpretive Data:
The target value for treated postmenopausal adult females is the same as the premenopausal reference interval.

BCE=Bone Collagen Equivalent
Methodology:
Quantitative Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay
CPT Code:
82523
 
See Additional Information:
Specimens Requiring Immediate Delivery