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83582:N-TELOPEPTIDE, SERUM
Alias Names:Cross-Linked N-Telopeptide / NTx, Serum
Methodology:Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay (ELISA)
Edit Date:6/11/2010
Performed:Monday, Wednesday, Friday
Released:1-4 days after setup at PeaceHealth Laboratories’ reference lab.
CPT Code:82523-90
Specimen Collection Details
Collection:One 7.5 mL serum separator tube (SST).
Handling:Allow to clot, centrifuge and separate serum from cells and pour into a plastic vial. Freeze.
Stability:5 hours ambient, 24 hours refrigerated, or 6 months frozen.
Standard Volume:0.5 mL serum.
Minimum Volume:200 µL serum.
Transport:Frozen, on dry ice.
Comments:The target value for treated postmenopausal adult females is the same as the premenopausal reference interval.
Rejection Criteria:Severely hemolyzed specimen.

MEDICARE MAY REQUIRE A SIGNED ADVANCE BENEFICIARY NOTICE (ABN) FOR THIS TEST