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Test Identifier Information

 
Method

The International Osteoporosis Foundation favours P1NP as a method for monitoring bone formation , and CTX for bone degradation.  

Constituent TestsCreatinine, Urine ;Hydroxyproline, Urine- Discontinued ;
External PriceContact Canterbury Health Laboratories on +64 3 364 0484 or email Labinfo.
  

Specimen Collection

 
Pre-Testing Requirements

 

 

 

 

Specimen Collection Protocols

The patient fasts from food and fluids for 12 hours from 8 pm the night before.

At 8am the bladder is emptied and the patient drinks 250 mL of plain bottled water over 5-10 minutes. Thirty to sixty minutes later, the bladder is again emptied and urine is saved for analysis.

In some cases, fasting blood will be drawn at the time of voiding for fasting calcium etc

A calcium/Creatinine ratio can be done on the same sepecimen

Patient SpecimenEarly morning fasting urine - see protocol for details
Paediatric Specimen2 mL urine
Sample Delivery to LabAmbient
  

Instructions for Referral to CHLabs

 
Aliquot Instructions10 mL urineFridge 4C Minimum 2 mL urine
Aliquot Transport to CHLOn ice or ambient
  

CHLabs Laboratory

 
DepartmentBiochemistry - Lipids, Trace Metals
Contact Details Email Email
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Contact Phone Number(03) 364 0317 | x80317
Test AvailabilityBatched, analysed fortnightly
Turnaround Time24 hours - 2 weeks
Reference Interval

Reference Range < 0.017 mole ratio

Additional Information

Dietary restrictions not required for this test. However the protocol for specimen collection should be adhered to. Please take off a separate aliquot for urine creatinine. A calcium/creatinine ratio can be done on the same specimen.

Delphic Number Test Number4206

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