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Laboratory Medicine

Test catalogue

Osteocalcin (N-MID Osteocalcin)

Test Name

Osteocalcin (N-MID Osteocalcin)

Gold Tube Specimen Type/Requirements

Container Type = 1 Gold Top (SST)

Minimum Volume = 3 mL Blood

Specimen Handling

Collection Instructions: Serum collected in gold or red top vacutainer with or without gel separator. Avoid hemolysis. Erythrocytes contain proteases which degrade osteocalcin. Write your initials, date and time of collection on the collection label or requisition.

Laboratory Staff Instructions: Centrifuge within 1 hour of collection and separate serum or plasma from cells immediately after centrifugation.

Rejection Criteria: Grossly hemolyzed, Unlabeled or Not Sufficient Quantity Samples will be rejected.

Stability: Stable for 8 hours at room temperature, 3 days at 2-8°C and frozen at -20°C for 3 months.

Transportation: Send sample to core lab as soon as possible.

Required Documentation

Turnaround Time (TAT)

1 hour for Trauma/Stat and 2 hours for routine

Test Utilization

Reference Value

Male

5 months to 7 years old 39-121 ug/L

>7 years old to 10 years old 66-182 ug/L

>10 years old to 13 years old 85-232 ug/L

>13 years to 16 years old 70-336 ug/L

>16 years old to 18 years old 43-237 ug/L

>18 years old 11-50 ug/L

 

Female

5 months to 7 years old 44-130 ug/L

>7 years old to 10 years old 73-206 ug/L

>10 years old to 13 years old 77-262ug/L

>13 years to 16 years old 33-222 ug/L

>16 years old to 18 years old 24-99 ug/L

>18 years old 11-50 ug/L

Test Code

OSTEO

Methodology

sandwich Immunoassay

Testing Location

SMH-Biochemistry

Other Information

Last Updated: June 06, 2019