DpD Crosslinks Bone Collagen Loss Test

DpD Crosslinks Bone Collagen Loss Test (Urine)

This test is used to measure the amount of collagen loss experienced in the process of bone rebuilding.

It tests for the likelihood that osteoporosis is present and active. The interplay between bone formation and resorption (bone loss) is a continuous lifetime process. This test is used to measure the amount of collagen loss experienced in the process of bone rebuilding.

There are certain metabolites that are used by the body to aid in bone building. During this process the metabolites get excreted into the urine. This test measures the amount excreted. The higher the amount the more rapid the bone or collage loss. If the rate is greater than the formation of bone, then there is more likelihood that osteoporosis is present and active.

All men and women over the age of 35 should take this test so that effective preventive measures can be taken.