DPD N-Telopeptide, 2-Hour Urine

Last Modified: 5/30/2019 8:42:12 AM

  Medicare Medical Necessity Restrictions May Apply
Medical Necessity Documentation:  
Client Notes:  
Patient Preparation:  
Specimen Requirements:

2.0 mL Second Morning Voided Urine in a Plastic Container

Collection Instructions: Do not use preservatives. 

Second Morning Voided: Discard the first morning void specimen. Collect second morning void. Mix well.
Two-hour urine: Discard the first morning void. Collect the voids during a 2-hour period afterward. Mix well.

Order must state which collection performed.
Minimum Volume: 1.0 mL Urine
Transport & Storage: Temperature/Stability: 72 hours Ambient
5 days Refrigerated (Preferred)
30 days Frozen
Rejection Criteria: Acidified specimen • Peritoneal dialysate
Reference Range: Male 18 years to 29 years: 12 - 99 nmol BCE/mmol creatinine
Male 30 years to 59 years: 9 - 60 nmol BCE/mmol creatinine
Female, Premenopausal: 4 - 64 nmol BCE/mmol creatinine

Creatinine, Random, Urine
≤6 Months 2-32 mg/dL
7-11 Months   2-36 mg/dL
1-2 Years 2-128 mg/dL
3-8 Years 2-149 mg/dL
9-12 Years 2-183 mg/dL
>12 Years Male 20-370 mg/dL
>12 Years Female 20-320 mg/dL
Critical Ranges:  
Test Comments: BCE = Bone Collagen Equivalents: 
This comment is only reported on FEMALE patients: Results are primarily used for monitoring the response to therapy. A value within the premenopausal reference range does not rule out osteoporosis or the need for therapy.
Methodology: Enhanced Chemiluminescence
Clinical Significance:  
Custom Panel: No


Turn Around Time: 3 to 6 days
Days Performed: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Sites Performed: Quest - Chantilly
PHL Test Code: DPDTP
EPIC Test Code: LAB816
Send Out Test Code: 14466
Alternate Test Names: Collagen Crosslinked NTX; Collegen Cross-Linked N-Telopeptide (NTx); DPD; DPDNT; N. Telopeptide NTX; N-Telopeptide
Included Tests: Creatinine; N-Telopeptide
CPT Coding: 82523, 82570

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