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Osteoporosis profile

This is an important test that is useful for monitoring bone density and diagnosing osteoporosis.

Venous blood
6 tests included
6 days turnaround

£150.00

£129.00

About Osteoporosis profile

What is osteoporosis?

Osteoporosis is a bone disease resulting from losing too much or not producing enough bone to maintain a healthy bone density. The result of this bone loss is that bones are weaker, meaning individuals are more at risk of fractures. In elderly sufferers, breaks in the spine can develop over time leading to a bent forward, stooped posture.

Before osteoporosis has fully developed, slightly reduced bone density is called osteopenia. Many factors can affect bone density including alcohol intake, age and hormone balance.

Post-menopausal females are most at risk of developing osteoporosis, as bone density falls with oestrogen levels. Both osteoporosis and osteopenia can be treated with bone-strengthening treatments.  

Why take the test?

This test provides a profile of factors affecting bone health. It is useful for monitoring bone density and diagnosing osteoporosis.

 

What's tested

Bone Health

How it works

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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.

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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.

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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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