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4266: N-Telopeptide Serum Print View
N-Telopeptide EIA  Both < 19 years: Call Client Services
Male >= 19 years: 5.4 - 24.2
Female >= 19 years: 6.2 - 19 
nM BCE 

PRIMARY
1 Serum 1 (0.5) mL   Frozen - 2 Month(s) See COLLECTION INSTRUCTIONS./// 
ALTERNATE

Serum N-Telopeptide (NTx) levels may be used in predicting skeletal response (bone mineral density) to antiresorptive therapy and in monitoring bone resorption changes following initiation of antiresorptive therapy. Prior to initiating antiresorptive therapy, a serum NTx level is used to determine the probability for a decrease in bone mineral density (BMD) after one year in postmenopausal women treated with hormonal antiresorptive therapy relative to those treated with calcium supplementation.

Collect whole blood by standard venipuncture technique. Allow blood
to fully clot and remove the serum from the clot promptly. Specimens
collected in serum separation tubes (SST) should be centrifuged and
serum removed from the gel separator into a different tube and
shipped. Specimens sent in SST tubes will be rejected. Plasma
samples will also be rejected.
Setup Schedule
Wednesday

Reported (Analytical Time)
Same day

CPT Code
82523

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
For urine specimens, please order #4266U: N-Telopeptides with Creatinine.






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