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Test Compendium

8453: C-TELOPEPTIDE, SERUM

Test Code

  • 8453

Test Synonym

  • Collagen Type 1-C Telopeptide (CTX), Serum

Minimum Volume

  • 0.5 mL

Specimen Requirements

  • Serum

Container

  • Serum Separator Tube

Storage

  • Frozen

Turn Around Time

  • 3 days

CPT Codes

  • 82523
    *The CPT codes provided are based on AMA guidelines and are provided for informational purposes only. CPT coding is the responsibility of the billing entity. Please direct any questions regarding the CPT coding to the payer being billed.

Special Instructions

  • 0.5 mL Serum

Additional Information

  • Separate serum from cells within 45 minutes of collection. Transfer specimen to a plastic transport tube before freezing. To avoid delays in turnaround time when requesting multiple test on frozen samples, PLEASE SUBMIT SEPARATE FROZEN SPECIMENS FOR EACH TEST REQUESTED.

Specimen Stability

  • AMBIENT: 1 day REFRIGERATED: 2 days FROZEN: 7 days Freeze/thaw cycle: Stable x6