Test Overview
Test Methodology

Electrochemiluminescence Immunoassay

Test Usage

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.

Reference Range *

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

* Reference ranges may change over time. Please refer to the original patient report when evaluating results.

Test Details
Days Set Up
Monday - Friday
Analytic Time

2 - 5 days

Soft Order Code
FOSTE
MiChart Code
Osteocalcin
Synonyms
  • FOSTEO
  • Osteocalcin, Human
Laboratory
Sendout
Reference Laboratory
Mayo OSCAL (80579)
Section
Special Testing
Test Updated
Update Type
Reference range changed
Specimen Requirements
Collection Instructions

Collect specimen in a red top or SST tube. Centrifuge, aliquot serum into a plastic vial and freeze.

Yellow Top Tube
Normal Volume
1 mL serum
Minimum Volume
0.8 ml serum
Additional Information

Test sent to Mayo Medical Laboratories.

Billing
CPT Code
83937
Fee Code
36144
LOINC
2697-1
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