Osteocalcin

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Synonym/Acronym:
Bone GLA protein, BGP.

Rationale
To assist in assessment of risk for osteoporosis and to evaluate effectiveness of therapeutic interventions.

Patient Preparation
There are no food, fluid, activity, or medication restrictions unless by medical direction.

Normal Findings
Method: Electrochemiluminescence.

Age and SexConventional UnitsSI Units (Conventional Units × 1)
6 mo–6 yr
 Male39–121 ng/mL39–121 mcg/L
 Female44–130 ng/mL44–130 mcg/L
7–9 yr
 Male66–182 ng/mL66–182 mcg/L
 Female73–206 ng/mL73–206 mcg/L
10–12 yr
 Male85–232 ng/mL85–232 mcg/L
 Female77–262 ng/mL77–262 mcg/L
13–15 yr
 Male70–336 ng/mL70–336 mcg/L
 Female33–222 ng/mL33–222 mcg/L
16–17 yr
 Male43–237 ng/mL43–237 mcg/L
 Female24–99 ng/mL24–99 mcg/L
Adult
 Male3–40 ng/mL3–40 mcg/L
 Female
Premenopausal5–30 ng/mL5–30 mcg/L
Postmenopausal9–50 ng/mL9–50 mcg/L

Critical Findings and Potential Interventions
N/A

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