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Test Code OSTEO Osteocalcin, N-MID

Specimen Required

1 mL serum

Specimen Minimum Volume

0.5 mL

Specimen Stability

Room temperature: Unacceptable Refrigerated: 24 hours Frozen: 21 days

Rejection Due To

Hemolysis • Heat inactivated specimens • Specimens stabilized with azide • Patient administered with biotin within 8 hours

Report Available

Next day

Method Name

Electrochemiluminescence (ECLIA)

Collection Container / Tube

Preferred: Gold SST Tube
Other Acceptable Container: None

Transport / Storage Conditions


Special Instructions

Allow blood to clot at room temperature (20-26° C) and centrifuge immediately to separate the serum from the cells. Freeze as soon as possible.

Reference Values

Pediatrics: 5-9 years: 47-142 ng/mL
  10-13 years: 49-167 ng/mL
14-17 years: Males: 26-203 ng/mL
  Females: 14-85 ng/mL
Adults: Males: 9-38 ng/mL
  Females: 8-32 ng/mL

Day(s) Performed

Mon-Fri am

CPT Codes


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