Order Code: C1498
ABN Requirement: No
Specimen: Red Top Serum only
Volume: 1.0 mL
Minimum Volume: 0.5 mL
Container: No gel tube (Red Top tube)
- Collect and label sample according to standard protocols.
- Gently invert tube 5 times immediately after draw. DO NOT SHAKE.
- Allow blood to clot 30 minutes.
- Centrifuge for 10 minutes.
- Aliquot serum into labeled transport tube and cap tightly.
Special Instructions: Samples should not be taken from patients receiving therapy with high biotin doses (>5 mg/day) until at least 8 hours following the last dose. Collect blood in a red-top vacutainer tube containing no additives. Allow blood to clot at room temperature and centrifuge immediately to separate the serum from the cells. Freeze as soon as possible.
Transport: Store serum at -20°C after collection and ship the same day per packaging instructions provided with the Cleveland HeartLab shipping box.
- Please note: Ship frozen serum on dry ice.
Ambient (15-25°C): not acceptable
Refrigerated (2-8°C): 24 hours
Frozen (-20°C): 21 days
Deep Frozen (-70°C): 21 days
Causes for Rejection: Specimens other than red top serum; specimens collected in SST tube; specimens received not frozen; improper labeling; samples not stored properly; samples older than stability limits; hemolyzed specimens
Methodology: Electrochemiluminescence Immunoassay (ECLIA)
Turn Around Time: 5-6 days
|0-4 years||not established||not established|
Intended Use: 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, e.g., osteoporosis, primary and secondary hyperparathyroidism, and Paget’s disease.
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