Collagen Cross-Linked N-Telopeptide (NTx), 24-Hour Urine
Fasting Required: No

Specimen: Urine, 24 hour collection

Results: 5-7 Business Days

Collection Instructions: A collection jug will need to be picked up at your local Quest Patient Service Center prior to collection.

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

Methodology: Enhanced Chemiluminescence

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

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.