Monitoring and assessing effectiveness of antiresorptive therapy in patients treated for osteopenia, osteoporosis, Paget's disease, or other disorders in which osteocalcin levels are elevated and as an adjunct in the diagnosis of medical conditions associated with increased bone turnover, including Paget's disease, cancer accompanied by bone metastases, primary hyperparathyroidism, and renal osteodystrophy.
Males <5 years: 19-75 ng/mL; 5-9 years: 21-108 ng/mL; 10-15 years: 19-159 ng/mL; 16-17: 12-114 ng/mL; > or =18 years: 9-42 ng/mL
Females <5 years: 14-126 ng/mL; 5-9 years: 16-152 ng/mL; 10-15 years: 15-151 ng/mL; 16-17 years: 9-70 ng/mL; > or =18 years: 9-42 ng/mL
2 - 5 days
- Osteocalcin, Human
Collect specimen in a red top or SST tube. Centrifuge, aliquot serum into a plastic vial and freeze.
Test sent to Mayo Medical Laboratories.