Collagen Cross-Linked N-Telopeptide (NTx), Urine
Fasting Required: No

Specimen: Urine, second morning void

Lab: Quest Diagnostics

Results: 5-7 business days
Note: Result turnaround times are an estimate and are not guaranteed. Our reference lab may need additional time due to weather, holidays, confirmation/repeat testing, or equipment maintenance.

Patient Instructions: A specimen collection cup will need to be picked up at the Patient Service Center.
Second morning void urine: Discard the first morning void. Collect the second morning void. Mix well.

Description: Thinning and weakening of bones is known as osteoporosis. N-Telopeptide is a biochemical marker of bone metabolism and is the most sensitive and specific indicator of bone resorption.

Includes: Creatinine

Alternative Name(s): Collagen Cross-Linked N-Telopeptide, N-Telopeptide or NTx