ABOUT THIS TEST
Human bone mass normally decreases from its adult peak with advancing age. This is especially so in women after the menopause, since post-menopausal oestrogen deficiency triggers the activity of the osteoclasts, the cells responsible for bone resorption, thereby causing an acceleration of bone remodelling.
Osteoporosis is an avoidable skeletal condition characterized by low bone mass and micro-architectural deterioration of bone tissue, leading to an increased risk of fracture.
Although osteoporosis is relatively common, the diagnosis is often not made until after a fracture has occurred, so there is a good case for osteoporosis screening. Nutritional status is of key importance and is currently a major health issue, since many osteoporosis sufferers are introduced to anti-resorptive treatment without adequate prior nutritional assessments.
No mineral or vitamin containing nutritional supplements for 24 - 48 hours prior to testing.
To read more about this test and to view a sample report please visit HERE
This test requires a venous whole blood sample taken by an appropriately qualified professional.
The sample must be returned to the laboratory by next day delivery Mon-Thurs only
If you live in Southern England and would like to arrange this service at your home, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit Phlebotomy & Centrifuge Service.
The investment you have made for this test includes reviewing your results via a phone/skype session of 30-minutes with health mentor, Jenny.
Please allow 2-3 weeks for results. Jenny will email you when your results are ready and to ask you to book your phonecall or skype session HERE
To learn more about how Jenny can support you visit HERE
The Results Review Phonecall with Jenny is intended solely for informational and educational purposes, and is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent disease or illness, or to substitute for the advice of your general practitioner or medical specialist professional regarding specific health conditions.