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Osteocalcin

Lab Section: 

Sendout Reference

 

Lab Location: 

Sendout

Reference Lab: 

Quest

 

Test ID: 

LAB1060

 

Synonyms: 

BGP Bone Gla Protein

Methodology: 

Electrochemiluminescence (ECLIA)

Schedule: 

Daily

Reported: 

10 days

Specimen Requirements: 

Collection: 3.0 mL Blood in a Gold Top Tube.
Pediatric volume: 1 mL.
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.
Transport: Frozen.
Unacceptable conditions: Hemolysis • Heat inactivated specimens • Specimens stabilized with azide • Patient administered with biotin within 8 hours
Stability: Ambient: Unacceptable; Refrigerated: 24 hours; Frozen: 21 days

 

Notes: 

Clinical Indications: Osteocalcin, the most abundant non-collagen protein in bone matrix, is a bone-specific, calcium binding protein. Serum osteocalcin levels are related to the rate of bone turnover in various disorders of bone metabolism, eg, osteoporosis, primary and secondary hyperparathyroidism, and Paget's disease.

Performing lab: Quest Diagnostics Nichols Institute-Chantilly VA 14225 Newbrook Drive Chantilly, VA 20151-2228

Reference Interval: 

See patient report or consult reference laboratory website.

http://www.questdiagnostics.com/testcenter/TestDetail.action?tabName=OrderingInfo&ntc=16322

CPT Code(s): 

83937

Last Changed: 

11/22/2016 10:55:43

Last Reviewed: 

8/29/2017 5:53:51