Test Overview

Test Methodology

Radioimmunoassay (RIA)

Test Usage

An aid in monitoring antiresorptive and anabolic therapy in patients with osteoporosis. An adjunct in the assessment of conditions associated with increased bone turnover such as Paget disease. Procollagen I Intact N-terminal (PINP) values should not be used as a screening test for osteoporosis in the general population.

Reference Range*

Reference values have not been established for patients who are less than 18 years of age. Adult male: 22 - 87 mcg/L; Adult female premenopausal: 19 - 83 mcg/L; Adult female post menopausal: 16 - 96 mcg/L.

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

Test Details

Days Test Performed

Tuesday, Thursday

Analytic Time

2 - 6 days

Soft Order Code


MiChart Code

Procollagen Type 1 Intact N-terminal Propeptide (P1NP), (MAYO-FPNTS)

Test Updated

Update Type: Test Down or Delayed

Updated Date: 07/15/2020




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Laboratory Reference

Mayo PINP (61695)

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Normal Volume

0.5 mL serum

Minimum Volume

0.25 mL serum

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