Beta-CrossLaps (Beta-CTx), Serum
Method Description Describes how the test is performed and provides a method-specific reference
Testing is performed using the Roche Cobas 6000 e601 analyzer and the Roche Beta-CrossLaps assay, a 2-site immunometric (sandwich) assay using electrochemiluminescence detection. Patient specimen, biotinylated monoclonal beta-CrossLaps-specific antibody, and monoclonal beta-CrossLaps-specific antibody labeled with ruthenium react to form a complex. Streptavidin-coated microparticles act as the solid phase to which the complex binds. Voltage is applied to the electrode, inducing a chemiluminescent emission from the ruthenium, which is then measured against a calibration curve to determine the amount of beta-CrossLaps in the patient specimen. This assay is specific for crosslinked isomerized type I collagen fragments, independent of the nature of the crosslink (eg, pyrrole, pyridinolines). The assay specificity is guaranteed through the use of 2 monoclonal antibodies, each recognizing linear beta-8AA octapeptides (EKAHD-beta-GGR). The assay therefore quantifies all type I collagen degradation fragments that contain the isomerized octapeptide beta-8AA twice (beta-CTx). (Package insert: Beta-CrossLaps Roche Cobas. Roche Diagnostics, Indianapolis, IN 2010-08, V3)
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.
Monday through Friday; 5 a.m.-12 a.m., Saturday; 6 a.m.-6 p.m.