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Test Code N-Telopep N-Telopeptide + Creatinine, Urine

Clinical System Name

N-Telopeptide + Creatinine, Urine

Synonyms

N Telopeptide
NTX

 

Sample Requirements

Specimen: Urine, random

Container(s): Urine Container

Preferred Vol: 2 aliquots of random urine, 3.0 mL each (6 mL)

Minimum Vol: 2 aliquots of random urine, 2.0 mL each (4 mL)

 

Note: Collect random urine sample, NOT first morning void. 24 hour urine collections are acceptable (refrigerate, no preservative needed).

Processing Instructions

Reject due to: Samples with preservatives

Spin: N

Aliquot: N

Temp: Refrigerated

Storage location: Affix a large Cerner label to each of the 3.0 mL aliquots. Store each aliquot in the Send Outs rack in the CPA refrigerator.

 

Off-site collection: Refrigerate sample during collection, make two 3 mL aliquots in conical Falcon tubes. Transport to Main Lab refrigerated.

Stability

Specimen Type Temperature Time
Urine Room temp

N

  Refrigerated up to 7 d
  Frozen

 

 

Availability

STAT Performed TAT
N T, Th 3 - 5 d

 

Performing Laboratory

University of Washington

Department of Laboratory Medicine
 

Department

Department:  

University of Washington

Department of Laboratory Medicine
1959 NE Pacific St, NW220
Seattle, WA 98195
 

Phone Number

(206) 598-6066

 

 

 

Reference Range

  nM BCE/mM Creat
Premenopausal females 17 - 94
Postmenopausal females 26 - 124
Males 21 - 83

 

Methodology

Method:

Analytical Volume:

Limitations:

CPT Codes

82523 (TLZ 10/30/15)

 

 

Send Out Instructions

 

Reference Test Name: N-Telopeptide with Creatinine, Urine
Reference Test Number:

UNTPG

Instructions:

Send out Monday thru Friday with the UW courier. Keep a copy of the Batch Sheet for our records.