Days Set Up
Monday - Friday
Analytic Time

2 - 5 days

MiChart Code
Soft Order Code

Update Type: Reference range changed

Test Updated: 06/24/2020


Osteocalcin, Human

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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.

Specimen Requirements

Collection Offsite

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

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As the reference laboratory division of Michigan Medicine's Department of Pathology, MLabs shares the institution's commitment to applying established quality principles to clinical laboratory testing. Like other large organizations in complex, consequential fields, we rely on an established approach to monitor quality throughout the testing process.