Osteoporosis Bone Health Monitoring Test at home
Test Parameters (2)
- Beta-2-Crosslaps, C-Telopeptides (B- CTX)
- P1NP (Total)
About the Osteoporosis Monitoring test
Purpose: Monitor bone health, arthritis, osteoporosis, osteopenia related conditions
Osteoporosis causes bones to become weak and brittle — so brittle that a fall or even mild stresses such as bending over or coughing can cause a fracture. Osteoporosis-related fractures most commonly occur in the hip, wrist or spine.
Bone is living tissue that is constantly being broken down and replaced. Osteoporosis occurs when the creation of new bone doesn't keep up with the loss of old bone. In patients with osteoporosis, the bones are weakened because the bone loss process takes place at a faster rate than the formation process.
Beta 2 Crosslaps (Bone Loss Marker)
Beta-CTx is released into the bloodstream during bone resorption and serves as a specific marker for the degradation of mature type I collagen.
Why is this important
Elevated levels indicate increased bone loss and are associated with osteoporosis, osteopenia, paget disease, hyperthyroidism, and hyperparathyroidism.
P1Np (Bone Formation Marker)
When bone tissue is renewed, small fragments of the new collagen are found in the bloodstream, including P1NP. The higher the P1NP level in the blood, the more bone formation is taking place.
Why is this important
Its a direct marker for bone formation and helps in measuring the intervention efficacy
Who should do this test
- People who has symptoms of back and joint pain
- Women who are past menopause
- People who have a family history or fracture or arthritis
- or as advised by the physician
- What causes osteoporosis ?
The unchangeable risk factors are gender (women and more likely than men), family history, Age and body frame. Other factors are sex hormones (lowered Oestrogen levels post menopause), thyroid, low calcium intake, inadequate vitamin d levels, poor gut health are the leading causes
- Is osteoporosis curable ?
Timely diagnosis and treatment can slow down the bone loss process and availability of multiple forms of effective drug treatment for osteoporosis have raised the hypothesis that osteoporosis may be not only a treatable but moreover a curable disease
- What is osteopenia ?
When the boner are weaker than normal and its the precursor to osteoporosis. More than 10 million cases per year in India
- What are the treatment for osteoporosis ?
The most effective way to combat osteoporosis is with a combination of medication and lifestyle changes. Drugs known as bisphosphonates are often the first line of treatment. Hormone therapy Oestrogen, especially when started soon after menopause can help maintain bone density.
- Are home visits safe for patients in these times
The field teams follow strict covid-appropriate protocols e.g. wearing masks, PPE and regularly sanitizing hands etc
- How will I receive the test report ?
The reports will be delivered to you via email. You are advised to visit your referring doctor with the report for the ﬁnal interpretation.
- How accurate are the results ?
The sample is collected by trained and qualified phlebotomists and tests are run at highest quality NABL labs for ensuring accurate results.
- Patients who are confirmed with COVID-19 infection and under home care or hospital
- No special preparation or fasting is required for these tests
- Avoid Biotin Supplements 10-12 hours before the test