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C-Telopeptide (Sendaway Test)

Alternative Names:CTX
Laboratory:Clinical Biochemistry
Test Code:CTP
Medicare rebatable:Yes
Registration Instructions:

If "bone turnover marker" is requested, register P1P and CTP.

Specimen Types:Plasma
Container Types:
EDTA 3 mLEDTA 3 mL
Adults Volume or Mass:3 mL
Minimum/Paediatric Volume or Mass:3 mL
Collection & Request Instructions:Collect in am
Fasting Sample
Transport Instructions:Room Temperature
Send to lab immediately
Processing Instructions:Centrifuge
Aliquot
Store at -20'C

If P1NP and C-telopeptide are co-requested, a separate frozen aliquot is required for each.

Assay Frequency:Weekdays
External Laboratory:The Alfred Pathology Service (APS)
  External Laboratory details...
External Transport Instructions:Send Frozen on Dry Ice