Procollagen I Intact N-Terminal, Serum
Method Description Describes how the test is performed and provides a method-specific reference
The Procollagen I intact N-terminal (PINP) kit is based on the competitive radioimmunoassay technique. A known amount of labeled PINP and an unknown amount of unlabeled PINP in the sample compete for a limited number of high-affinity binding sites of the polyclonal rabbit anti-PINP antibody. A second antibody, directed against rabbit IgG and coated Kaolin particles, is used to separate the antibody-bound PINP from free PINP. The radioactivity of the bound tracer antigen is measured on a gamma counter. The amount of labeled PINP in the sample tube is inversely proportional to the amount of PINP in the sample. The concentrations in unknown samples are obtained from a calibration curve, which is based on the concurrent testing of PINP calibrators.(Package insert: UniQ PINP RIA, Intact N-terminal propeptide of type I procollagen, Orion Diagnostica, Espoo, Finland)
Day(s) and Time(s) Test Performed Outlines the days and times the test is performed. This field reflects the day and time the sample must be in the testing laboratory to begin the testing process and includes any specimen preparation and processing time required before the test is performed. Some tests are listed as continuously performed, which means assays are performed several times during the day.
Tuesday, Thursday; 11 a.m.
Analytic Time Defines the amount of time it takes the laboratory to setup and perform the test. This is defined in number of days. The shortest interval of time expressed is "same day/1 day," which means the results may be available the same day that the sample is received in the testing laboratory. One day means results are available 1 day after the sample is received in the laboratory.
Maximum Laboratory Time Defines the maximum time from specimen receipt at Mayo Medical Laboratories until the release of the test result
Specimen Retention Time Outlines the length of time after testing that a specimen is kept in the laboratory before it is discarded
Performing Laboratory Location The location of the laboratory that performs the test