C-Telopeptide (CTx)
Fasting Required: Yes, a minimum of 12 hours fasting is required.

Patient Instructions: Collection must be done between 8 am - 10 am.

Specimen: Blood

Results: 7-10 Business Days

Methodology: Immunoassay (IA)

Description: CTx is useful to assess bone resorption in patients with metabolic bone disease. The test is also useful in monitoring therapy to slow or halt osteoporotic bone loss.

Alternative Name(s): C-Telopeptide, Serum, CTX, Beta-Crosslaps

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.