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Test Code C-Telopeptide C-Telopeptide, Beta-Cross-Linked

Clinical System Name

C-Telopeptide, Beta-Cross-Linked


C telopeptide


Sample Requirements

Specimen: Whole blood

Container(s):  Dark Green/Sodium Heparin or Red or Gold SST or Lavender/EDTA

Preferred Vol: 2 mL

Minimum Vol:  1 mL


Note: For patients receiving therapy with high biotin doses (e.g. greater than 5 mg/day), specimen should not be drawn until at least 8 hours after the last biotin administration.


Processing Instructions

Reject due to: Hemolysis

Spin: Y

Aliquot: Y

Temp:-20 C

Storage location:Allow serum separator tube to sit for 15-20 minutes at room temperature for proper clot formation. Centrifuge and separate serum or plasma from cells within 2 hours of collection.Place sample in CPA freezer send-outs rack.


Off-site collection:  Separate serum or plasma from cells within 2 hours of collection.


Specimen Type Temperature Time
Serum or plasma Room temp

4 h

  Refrigerated 8 h

3 m



STAT Performed TAT
N Drawn daily, performed T, Th & Sa 4 - 7 d


Performing Laboratory

ARUP Laboratories



ARUP Laboratories

500 Chipeta Way
Salt Lake City, UT 84108-1221


Phone Number

(800) 522-2787




Reference Range


Age Female (pg/mL) Male (pg/mL)
6 months-6 years 500-1800 500-1700
7-8 years 566-1690 522-1682
10-12 years 503-2077 553-2071
13-15 years 160-1590 485-2468
16-17 years 167-933 276-1546
18-29 years 64-640 87-1200
30-39 years 60-650 70-780
40-49 years 40-465 60-700
50-69 years   87-345
70 years or greater   80-1050
Postmenopausal 104-1008  



Method: Electrochemiluminescence

Analytical Volume: None specified


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Send Out Instructions


Reference Test Name: C-Telopeptide, Beta-Cross-Linked
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Ship frozen. Send out Mon - Fri with ARUP courier.