Bone Health Panel

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:

  • Age
  • Smoking
  • 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:
  • Diabetes
  • 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