About Deoxypyridinoline (dpd)
What is deoxypyridinoline?
Deoxypyridinoline (DPD) is an important substance for the structural stiffness of bones.Bones are constantly changing over our lifetime in response to exercise, nutrition and hormones. Every 10 years the entire skeleton is replaced by a natural process called bone remodelling.
Bone remodelling removes old bone and replaces it with new bone. Bone density typically increases during adolescence when bone formation is higher than bone loss (resorption). However, as we age, bone density starts to decline as bone resorption exceeds bone formation.
As people age, lower bone density can lead to osteoporosis putting us at a greater risk of fractures. Bone health can be assessed by blood (bone resorption and formation) and urine (bone resorption) tests. DPD is excreted in the urine and is used as a biological marker of bone resorption.
Why take the test?
This test measures the levels of DPD in the urine which can help to understand bone turnover, to diagnose osteoporosis and monitor osteoporosis treatment success.
How it works
Order your kit
Just order a test online and get your kit delivered right to you door. Your kit contains everything you need for the test.
Take your test and post
Follow our simple instructions to take your sample and post back the enclosed prepaid envelope to our accredited lab for processing. We also offer home or workplace visits by a qualified nurse.
Get results directly to your dashboard
You will receive an email notification from our medical team when your results are available on your secure personalised health dashboard.
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