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Bone screen

This is an important test to diagnose osteoporosis and monitor osteoporosis treatment success.

Urine
10 tests included
2 days turnaround

£100.00

£79.00

About Bone screen

What is a bone screen?

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. 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 loss and formation) and urine (bone loss) tests. Proteins and minerals such as calcium can be detected in the urine as a result of bone loss. These are called markers and can provide insights into bone health and turnover.

Why take the test?

This test measures the levels of markers in the urine which can help to understand bone health and turnover, diagnose osteoporosis and monitor osteoporosis treatment success.

What's tested

Kidney Function

Proteins

Minerals

Urine Screen

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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