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Test Information

Collagen Type I C-Telopeptide (901960)

CPT Code(s):

82523

Preferred Specimen(s):

Serum(Plain Red Top) 1 mL serum from a plain red-top tube (0.1 mL min). Centrifuge as soon as possible after clot formation. Do not use serum separator tube (SST). Pour into transport vial and freeze immediately. Place in specimen bag w/ a frozen label applied.

Stability:

Ambient: 16 Hours Refrigerated: 72 Hours Frozen: Indefinite

Methodology:

Electrochemiluminescent Immunoassay (ECLIA)

Transport Temperature:

Frozen

Transport Container:

Red Top (FRZ)

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.

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