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BCH Order Code Q2279N Deoxypyridinoline, Free, Random Urine

Performing Laboratory

Quest Diagnostics' Nichols Institute, Inc.

Specimen Requirements

Container: Screw-capped, sterile urine container

Specimen Volume: 2 mL from a random urine collection

Collection Instructions: No preservative. Maintain sterility and forward promptly.

Note:  For monitoring therapy, baseline and subsequent collections should be collected at the same time of day.

Specimen Transport Temperature

Refrigerate

Methodology

Luminescent Immunoassay

Reference Values

Males

5-10 years:  8.0-44.0 nmol/mmol creatinine

11-16 years:  2.0-58.0 nmol/mmol creatinine

16-17 years:  ≤13.0 nmol/mmol creatinine

Adults:  2.0-6.6 nmol/mmol creatinine
Females
5-10 years:  6.0-46.0 nmol/mmol creatinine

11-16 years:  2.0-34.0 nmol/mmol creatinine

16-17 years:  ≤28.0 nmol/mmol creatinine

Adults:  2.1-9.5 nmol/mmol creatinine (premenopausal)

Day(s) Test Set Up

Tuesday, Friday

Test Classification and CPT Coding

82523