Osteoporosis Test, Osteopenia Test

 
 
 

Osteoporosis and Osteopenia are conditions that causes your bones to become fragile and brittle causing you to have an increased risk of bone breaks and fractures. Osteoporosis is preventable when detected early as your bones are constantly regenerating themselves. 

This Osteoporosis test also know as a Osteopenia test or N-Telopeptide test measures the amount of bone breakdown your urine. Excessive breakdown of bone tissue can be detected long before Osteoporosis or Osteopenia are detected with the standard bone mineral density test. Early detection enhances your chances of slowing down the progression or preventing Osteoporosis.

What increases my risk of having osteoporosis?

There are many potential risk factors that may contribute to you suffering from osteoporosis such as:

  • Alcohol excess
  • Antacids with aluminium
  • Anti-convulsion medication
  • Anti-seizure medication
  • Caffeine
  • Cigarette smoking
  • Corticosteroids
  • Early menopause
  • Family history
  • History of bone breaks
  • Kidney problems
  • Lack of sunlight
  • Leaky gut syndrome
  • Low dietary calcium levels
  • Low oestrogen levels
  • Low vitamin D levels
  • Lower than normal body weight
  • Nutritional deficiencies
  • Parathyroid problems
  • Sedentary lifestyle
  • Thyroid problems

It makes sense to test yourself for the possibility of osteoporosis so an effective treatment plan can be provided to assist your body to reverse the high breakdown rate of your bone.

What is involved in an Osteoporosis Test?

The Osteoporosis Test is a simple non-invasive test that requires a sample of urine to be sent away to pathology for analysis. 

Every Osteoporosis test includes a full set of testing instructions and all equipment required to provide your urine sample for testing. Return express post of your testing sample is included (for Australian residents) to our testing laboratory.

How much does the Osteoporosis Test cost?

Online Osteoporosis Test Kit: $129.55 plus postage.