Genova Diagnostics Bone Reabsorption Assessment is a simple, direct urinary assay of pyridinium crosslinks and deoxypyridinoline, useful in identifying current rate of bone loss, lytic bone disease, and efficacy of bone support therapies. Simple sample you collect at home and send to the lab. Doctors order provided. You receive the results. Not Available to New York Residents.
Advantages of Urinary Bone Resorption Testing:
Biochemical markers are convenient and inexpensive dynamic measures of bone turnover.
Biomechanical markers provide immediate information on the rate of bone loss, thus
helping to predict future losses.
Static markers of bone mass, such as photon absorptiometry (bone scans), help to
diagnose osteoporosis by establishing the amount of bone that has already been lost.
They do not provide data on the rate of loss.
Bone scans, unlike biochemical markers, are inconvenient for regular monitoring of
therapies due to invasiveness and expense.
The Bone Resorption Assessment from Genova Laboratory can improve the quality of life for women.
This test: Identifies elevated levels of bone loss before excessive damage has occurred.Enables regular testing of women for resorption rates allowing treatment intervention at its most effective-before bone loss has occurred. Monitors the effectiveness of calcium supplementation to slow bone loss and rebuild bone.
Presence in the urine of higher than normal amounts of PYD and DPD indicate a rapid rate of bone loss. Crosslink excretion is greatly increased in patients with osteoporosis, as well as in a number of other conditions. These include Paget’s disease, primary hyperparathyroidism and osteomalacia. Measurement of PYD crosslinks has also proven useful in arthritic diseases,connective tissue disorders, cancer metastasis and alcoholic bone disease.
About the Manufacturer
Genova Diagnostics and Metametrix have merged.
Genova Diagnostics is a global leader in functional laboratory testing, pioneering innovative new approaches to personalized medicine.
These tests focus on wellness, and prevention and allow you to take an active role in managing your health.Functional testing is designed to help identify problems before chronic conditions and diseases develop. Unlike traditional labs that focus on disease pathology, Genova and Metametrix specializes in comprehensive panels that combine standard and innovative biomarkers to provide a more complete understanding of specific biological systems. Insurance billing for these tests requires a phone consult with one of our practitioners to determine which test is right for you and to assign the code required by your insurance company.
Want to find the cause of your symptoms?
1. Purchase your labtest online.
2. The Lab order is provided by us.
3. Collect your saliva, urine, or fingerstick at home and mail to the lab. Some tests require blood draw at a lab of your choosing.
4. You receive the results by email within 2-3 weeks.
5. Practitioner phone consultations available, some included with test.
Not available in MD. Some tests not available in NY.
How do I know what test I need?
1. If you are already working with a practitioner ask them.
2. Call our office to schedule a phone consultation and get recommendations from our wellness practitioners.
3. Use our Genova-Metametrix test selection guide.