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16322: Osteocalcin, N-MID Print View
Osteocalcin, N-MID ECLIA  view ref range  ng/mL 

PRIMARY
1 Serum 1 (0.5) mL   Refrigerated - 24 Hour(s)/Frozen - 21 Day(s)  
ALTERNATE

Osteocalcin, the most abundant non-collagen protein in bone matrix, is a bone-specific, calcium binding protein. Serum osteocalcin levels are related to the rate of bone turnover in various disorders of bone metabolism, e.g., osteoporosis, primary and secondary hyperparathyroidism, and Paget's disease.

Patient Preparation:
Dietary supplements containing biotin may interfere in assays
and may skew results to be either falsely high or falsely low
For patients receiving the recommended daily doses of biotin,
draw samples at least 8 hours following the last biotion
supplementation. For patients on mega-doses of biotin
supplements, draw samples at least 72 hours following the last
biotin supplementation.

Instructions:
Allow blood to clot at
room temperature (20-26 degrees C) and centrifuge immediately to
separate the serum from the cells. Freeze as soon as possible.
Setup Schedule
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday

Reported (Analytical Time)
Same day

CPT Code
83937

The CPT codes provided are based on AMA guidelines and are for informational purposes only. CPT coding is the sole responsibility of the billing party. Please direct any questions regarding coding to the payer being billed.

Notes
Transport Temperature: Frozen

Transport Container: Red-top (no gel) or serum separator tube

Reject Criteria: Hemolysis; heat inactivated specimens: specimens stabilized with azide; patient administered with biotin within 8 hours.






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