2 - 6 days
Crosslinked N-telopeptide of Type 1 Collagen, Serum
Type I Collagen (NTX), Serum
Collagen Crosslinks, Serum
N-Telopeptide, Cross-Linked, Serum
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This test is used for monitoring effectiveness of antiresorptive therapy in patients treated for osteoporosis or other metabolic bone disorders or as an adjunct in the diagnosis of medical conditions associated with increased bone turnover.
All units are reported in nmol Bone Collagen Equivalents (BCE). Adult Male: 5.4-24.2 nmol BCE; Adult Female, Premenopausal: 6.2-19.0 nmol BCE.
* Reference ranges may change over time. Please refer to the original patient report when evaluating results.
Collect specimen in a red top or SST tube from a fasting patient (preferred).
Collect specimen in a red top or SST tube from a fasting patient (preferred). Centrifuge, aliquot serum into a plastic vial and freeze.