This test kit measures the normal bone building vs breaking down rate (via a peptide by-product of bone breakdown) resulting in loss of bone density (osteopenia and osteoporosis) and bone mass. This test can also be used as an indicator of how well a specific intervention is on halting/reversing bone density loss. This version of the test is a prepaid requisition form with which you can travel locally to the closest Quest Diagnostics draw station. They will collect your test specimen and process it for you. This test can be repeated every 4 months, unlike a DEXA bone density scan which is typically every 2 years.
Prepaid bone density test through Quest Diagnostics. This test requires a visit to a Quest Diagnostics Lab for collection and processing. The results are sent to ScoliSMART and will be shared with you.
NOTE: The processing lab requires your date of birth to ensure accurate results.