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Bone Markers (Blood)

Alternate Names
Bone Remodelling Markers, Bone Turnover Markers, Bone Profile
Test Code
CTX, P1NP
Testing Laboratory
Biochemistry
Specimen Type

Blood

Container Type

Serum tube (Red Cap w. Yellow Insert)

Container Image
Medicare Rebate

Yes

Out of Pocket Costs
None
Ordering Information

When Bone Markers are requested, the laboratory will perform two tests, P1NP and C-Telopeptide, on serum.

See the individual test entries for details.

Austin Pathology does not accept urine samples for Bone Marker studies, and will not refer such requests on to other laboratories for testing.

Collection Instructions

For C-Telopeptide, a fasting sample is preferred, but not obligatory.

For long term monitoring, it is recommended that samples are collected at the same time of the day.

Transport Instructions
Transport ambient at room temperature
Storage Instructions
Store refrigerated at 4°C
Testing Frequency
Weekly
Min Test Volume
5mL
Add On Test Suitability

This test cannot be added after 72 hours of collection.

Container ID
S, SP
CSR Instructions

Instructions for: Regional Specimen Receptions

  • Transport to the Heidelberg Laboratory at 4°C
Laboratory Instructions
None
Accredited Test
Yes