NTXPR - Specimen: NTX-Telopeptide, Urine

Test Catalog

Test Name

Test ID: NTXPR    
NTX-Telopeptide, Urine

Specimen Type Describes the specimen type validated for testing

Urine

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.

Patient Preparation: For 24 hours before this urine collection, do not take multivitamins or dietary supplements containing biotin or vitamin B7 that are commonly found in hair, skin, and nail supplements and multivitamins.

Container/Tube: Plastic, 13-mL urine tube

Specimen Volume: 4 mL

Collection Instructions:

1. Collect second morning void.

2. No preservative.

Forms

If not ordering electronically, complete, print, and send a General Request Form (T239) with the specimen (http://www.mayomedicallaboratories.com/it-mmfiles/general-request-form.pdf).

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

0.5 mL

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

Hemolysis

Mild reject; Gross reject

Lipemia

NA

Icterus

NA

Other

Specimen with pH <5; specimen containing preservatives

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

Specimen TypeTemperatureTime
UrineFrozen (preferred)30 days
 Refrigerated 14 days
 Ambient 72 hours