This is a non-invasive way of evaluating bone quality in a person.
Samples are collected in the privacy of your own home.
Saliva is collected in 3 vial.
Urine is collected in 1 vial.
The Bone Health Test can:
Help identify osteoporosis in conjunction with a bone densitometry.
Help as a follow-up test to monitor the bone response in hormone replacement therapy and/or osteoporosis treatment protocols.
Who is at risk for Osteoporosis?
A persons risk increases with:
- Alcohol consumption
- Sedentary lifestyle
- Family history of osteoporosis
- Low calcium intake
- Low body weight
- Fair complexion
- The onset of menopause…and when your doctor tells you that you have:
- Thyroid disease
- Adrenal impairment
- Kidney disease
- Rheumatoid arthritis
- Low vitamin D
- Celiac disease
What is tested?
Pyrilinks-D (DPD) urine test, Estrogen, Progesterone, Testosterone, DHEA, FSH, and two Cortisols.
Why would your doctor consider the bone health test?
- Early screening if you are at high risk for osteoporosis
- Hormone replacement therapy follow-up for men and women
- Individuals receiving long-term glucocorticoid therapy
- Individuals with metabolic bone disease, RA, connective tissue disease, Paget’s disease or any bone malignancies
- Monitoring during and after treatment for bone loss