FNTPX - Specimen: N-Telopeptide, Cross-Linked, Serum

Test Catalog

Test Name

Test ID: FNTPX    
N-Telopeptide, Cross-Linked, Serum

Specimen Type Describes the specimen type needed for testing

Serum

Specimen Required Defines the optimal specimen. This field describes the type of specimen required to perform the test and the preferred volume to complete testing. The volume allows automated processing, fastest throughput and, when indicated, repeat or reflex testing.

Draw blood in a plain, red-top tube(s). (Serum gel tube is acceptable.) Spin down and send 0.5 mL serum frozen in a plastic vial.

Specimen Minimum Volume The amount of sample necessary to provide a clinically relevant result as determined by the Laboratory.

0.2 mL

Reject Due To Identifies specimen types and conditions that may cause the specimen to be rejected

Hemolysis:

Mild OK; Gross reject

Thawing:

Warm reject; Cold OK

Lipemia:

Mild OK; Gross OK

Icterus:

NA

Other:

NA

 

Specimen Stability Information Provides a description of the temperatures required to transport a specimen to the laboratory. Alternate acceptable temperature(s) are also included.

Specimen TypeTemperatureTime
SerumFrozen (preferred)180 days
 Refrigerated 24 hours
 Ambient 5 hours