Bone metabolism

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Range0 – 4000 pmol/l
Sensitivity62.5 pmol/l (STD2 125 pmol/l)
Incubation time5.5 hours
Sample volume10 μl
Sample type

Serum, plasma

Sample preparation

Centrifuge freshly collected blood as soon as possible
Store centrifuged samples at -20°C for longer storage. Samples are stable up to 4 freeze and thaw cycles. Hemolyzed or lipemic samples may cause erroneous results.

Reference values

Median serum (n=24): 864 pmol/l
Median EDTA plasma (n=20): 817 pmol/l
Median heparin plasma (n=20): 891 pmol/l
Median citrate plasma (n=24): 885 pmol/l



Intended use

Intended use:

Periostin (OSF-2) is secreted as a 91 kDa homodimeric soluble extracellular matrix protein expressed in

collagen-rich fibrous connective tissues. Periostin is involved in osteoblast recruitment, attachment and spreading. It has been associated with the epithelial-mesenchymal transition in cancer and with the differentiation of mesenchyme in the developing heart. Periostin has functions in osteology, tissue repair, oncology, cardiovascular and respiratory diseases, and in various inflammatory settings. There are at least 7 isoforms of Periostin, caused by alternative splicing (

Intended applications:

  • Osteology
  • Tissue repair
  • Respiratory diseases
  • Cardiovascular diseases
  • Oncology
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