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.

Results for this blood test are available within approximatley 6 working days after the blood sample arrives at the private laboratory.

What's included in this private blood test

A specially labelled blood sample collection kit with details of a clinic locally to where you live or work where you can go to have the blood sample taken. The blood sample collection kit will be unique and coded specifically to you.

Special pre-paid packaging is provided to return your blood test sample safely, by first class post, to our laboratory for testing.

The blood sample is tested at an accreditted private laboratory to ensure an accurate blood test result.

You will have secure online access to your blood test result held on our secure servers. If required, we will also send you a hard copy of the blood test result by post.

Our servers are secure and protected by the latest SSL certificate. The 128bit SSL encryption assures that information is kept private between our servers and your web browser.

Your blood test results will be explained. Our medical advisors and Doctors are available to answer any queries you may have regarding your blood test results.

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

Osteoporosis Profile Blood Test



Results: 6 days
Sample: Blood

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