OSTEOPOROSIS PROFILE

Dpd (Deoxypyridinoline) is a dynamic biochemical marker of bone loss as it happens. An increase in Dpd levels in an early morning urine specimen is a reliable indicator of increased bone loss. This simple non-invasive test is not only important for the early diagnosis of osteoporosis but is a convenient tool for assessing treatments i.e. Hormone Replacement Therapy, Mineral supplements.

Bone loss is accelerated by:

  • The menopause (especially in the first five years)
  • Certain drugs (particularly long term use of heparin and corticosteroids)
  • Smoking
  • Alcohol
  • Gastrointestinal disease
  • Hormone related illnesses

    Prevention rather than cure should be the goal. A good diet rich in calcium and weight bearing exercise from childhood is important.



    Phlebotomy
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    Blood Sample Kit
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    Postage & Packaging
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    Laboratory Analysis
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    Medical Questionnaire
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    Interpretation of Results
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    Copy of Laboratory Results
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    Helpline Card
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    TYPE
    Blood test


    RESULTS
    6   working days after receipt of sample.


    PRICE
    £331.80


    DISCOUNTED
    £299.00  ?


    CONTENTS
    Alkaline Phosphatase
    Calcium
    Albumin
    Serum DPD (Crosslaps)
    Phosphate
    Vitamin D (25OH)