Employee Login  |   Subscribe  |   Careers  |   Appointments
List All Test Names Beginning With:
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

Osteocalcin

Source Blood
Mnemonic OSTEO
Specimen Requirements

1 x 3.5 mL gold top SST tube

1 mL serum

Specimen Handling PSC & RRL:
Centrifuge and pour off into two aliquot tubes immediately, and transport serum on ice to DSC. Send specimen in a separate bag with a photocopy of the requisition.

Extra-regional:
Centrifuge and pour off into two aliquot tubes immediately, Freeze serum immediately, then transport to DSC. Send specimen in a separate bag with a photocopy of the requisition.

DSC:
Freeze specimens upon receipt in lab; ensure frozen specimens do not thaw.
Additional Information  Avoid hemolysis as erythrocytes contain proteases that will degrade osteocalcin.
Testing Location In-Common Laboratories
Testing Frequency
Alternate Name(s) N-MID Osteocalcin
Reference Interval