Bone Turnover Markers

Bone Turnover Markers is a topic covered in the Davis's Lab & Diagnostic Tests.

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Synonym/Acronym:
NTx, collagen cross-linked N-telopeptide.

Rationale
To evaluate the effectiveness of treatment for osteoporosis.

Patient Preparation
There are no food, fluid, activity, or medication restrictions unless by medical direction. As appropriate, provide the required urine collection container and specimen collection instructions.

Normal Findings
Method: Immunoassay.

Adult male 18–29 yrLess than 100 mmol bone collagen equivalents (BCE)/mmol creatinine
Adult male 30–59 yrLess than 65 mmol BCE/mmol creatinine
Adult female (premenopausal)Less than 65 mmol BCE/mmol creatinine

Critical Findings and Potential Interventions
N/A

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