Bone Markers or Metabolic Balance

Also known:

Bone resorption markers, Bone formation markers, C-telopeptide, CTx, Bone alkaline phosphatase.

systematic name:

Bone remodeling markers


What sample is required?

The determination is made from a venous blood sample.

Is some kind of prior preparation necessary?

For this test you do not need any special preparation.

Why do the analysis?

To evaluate and monitor the rate of bone formation and resorption; to monitor some diseases of bone metabolism such as osteoporosis; to detect Paget's disease.

When to do the analysis?

When a densitometry shows a decrease in bone density; in cases of loss of bone mass, before starting treatment and periodically during it, in order to assess its efficacy and to determine if bone destruction decreases or if the rate of bone formation increases.

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