Laboratory Test Detail

Last Updated: May 22, 2024 @ 9:13 am



  • One SST

Also Acceptable:
  • One Green Top (Li Heparin)
  • One Lavender (EDTA)
  • One Pink Top (EDTA)
  • One Red Top
  • 1 mL (Min:0.5 mL) Serum . Submit Frozen. Submit in a Standard Transport Tube.

Also Acceptable:
  • 1 mL (Min:0.5 mL) Plasma . Submit Frozen. Submit in a Standard Transport Tube.
Special Handling:
  • In patients recieving therapy with high biotin doses (greater than 5 mg/day), no sample should be taken until at least 8 hours after the last biotin administration.
    Allow serum separator tube to sit for 15-20 minutes at room temperature for proper clot formation. Centrifuge and separate serum or plasma from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection.
    A fasting specimen is preferred.
    A morning specimen is preferred.
Rejection Criteria:
  • Hemolyzed specimens
Stability:Ambient: 4 Hour(s); Refrigerated: 8 Hour(s); Frozen: 3 Month(s); Incubated: Unacceptable
  • Quantitative Electrochemiluminescent Immunoassay
Reported:2-4 Day(s)
CPT Codes:
  • 82523
  • 91516 - C-TELOPEPTIDE
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