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Test Information

COLLAGEN TYPE I C-TELOPEPTIDE (901960)

CPT Code:

82523

Specimen Requirements:

1 mL frozen serum from a plain red-top tube (0.1 mL minimum). Allow blood to clot and freeze serum as soon as possible in plastic vial. Place in specimen bag with a Frozen Specimen label applied and transport frozen. Fasting a minimum of 12 hours is required. Fasting morning collection 8-10 (AM) preferred (diurnal variations cause elevated levels at night). **SENDOUT TEST**

Stability:

Room Temperature: 16 Hours Refrigerated: 3 Days Frozen: Indefinitely

Minimum Collection Volume:

0.5 mL FROZEN serum

Methodology:

Electrochemiluminescent Immunoassay

Rejection Reason:

Non-fasting samples are unacceptable.

Transport Temperature:

FROZEN

Container Type:

Plain red-top tube

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