Osteocalcin
Fasting Required: No

Specimen: Blood

Results: 2-7 Business Days

Description:
Determination of serum osteocalcin has proven to be valuable as an aid in identifying women at risk of developing osteoporosis, for monitoring bone metabolism during perimenopause and postmenopause, and during antiresorptive therapy.

Methodology
Electrochemiluminescence (ECLIA)

Clinical Significance
Osteocalcin, the most abundant non-collagen protein in bone matrix, is a bone-specific, calcium binding protein. Serum osteocalcin levels are related to the rate of bone turnover in various disorders of bone metabolism, eg, osteoporosis, primary and secondary hyperparathyroidism, and Paget's disease.

Note: Result turn around 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.