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Osteocalcin (Sendaway Test)

Laboratory:Clinical Biochemistry
Test Code:SMH
Medicare rebatable:Yes
Specimen Types:Blood
Container Types:
EDTA 6 mLEDTA 6 mL
Adults Volume or Mass:5 mL
Collection & Request Instructions:

Avoid hemolysis. Erythrocytes contain proteases which degrade Osteocalcin.  Centrifuge specimens immediately.

EDTA plasma preferred specimen for analysis.

EDTA plasma samples stable 2 days at 15-25C, 3 days at 2-8C, 3 mths at -20C. Freeze only once.

 

Transport Instructions:Room Temperature
Processing Instructions:Centrifuge
Aliquot
Store frozen
Assay Frequency:Weekly
External Laboratory:Melbourne Health Shared Pathology Service
  External Laboratory details...
External Transport Instructions:Send Frozen on Dry Ice
Method:

Test is for N-MID-Osteocalcin