Collagen Cross-Linked, 24-Hour Urine

Last Modified: 6/17/2019 1:24:02 PM

  Medicare Medical Necessity Restrictions May Apply
Medical Necessity Documentation:  
Client Notes:  
Patient Preparation:  
Specimen Requirements: 2.0 mL aliquot from a well mixed 24 hour Urine Collection in a Plastic Container
Collection Instructions: 1. When starting the 24-hour period, urinate and discard (throw-away) this specimen. NOTE THE TIME
2. From that time on, collect all urine by urinating into a clean container and transfer into the provided container. 
3. Try to pass the last urine just prior to the end of the 24 hour period. Add this urine into the container. 
4. Urine Specimen should be kept refrigerated during and after collection. 

For patient collection instruction sheet see Addendum D
For Spanish patient collection instruction sheet see Addendum D
For Burmese patient collection instruction sheet see Addendum D
For Arabic patient collection instruction sheet see Addendum D
Minimum Volume: 1.0 mL
Transport & Storage: Temperature/Stability: 72 hours Ambient
5 days Refrigerated (transport)
30 days Frozen
Reference Range: Refer to Interpretive Results
Critical Ranges:  
Test Comments:  
Methodology: Chemiluminescence
Clinical Significance: Test is most specific for bone resorption (bone loss).
Custom Panel: No


Turn Around Time: 3 to 7 days
Days Performed: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Sites Performed: Quest - Chantilly
PHL Test Code: NTP24
EPIC Test Code: LAB2555
Send Out Test Code: 36421
Alternate Test Names: Collagen Cross Linked; NTX 24 hr urine; Urine N-Telopeptide
Included Tests: Collagen X-Link; Creatinine, Urine
CPT Coding: 82523, 82570

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