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Deoxypyridinoline (DPD)

This urine test can be used to determine the presence of osteoporosis, or other bone related diseases.

A Deoxypyridinoline test can be used to assess bone resorption rates in healthy individuals and in those with enhanced risk of developing metabolic bone disease.

Significantly high levels of Deoxypyridinoline are found in post menopausal women due to oestrogen deficiency, and in individuals with diseases that have high bone turnover rates.

Deoxypyridinoline can also be used to monitor antiresorptive therapies (which may include bisphosphonates) in postmenopausal women and individuals diagnosed with osteoporosis.

Creatinine is a chemical waste molecule that is generated from muscle metabolism. Measurement of this is an indicator of the level of other waste products. Creatinine is an accurate marker of kidney function.

Elevated creatinine can be caused by high intake of animal protein, taking creatine supplements and vigorous exercise but could also indicate that the kidneys are not working properly.

Low creatinine can be caused by a low protein diet, reduced muscle mass or merely efficient kidney function. 

We will send you your Deoxypyridinoline (DPD) urine and test sample collection kit which contains everything you need to take your urine and sample in the comfort of your own home.

Your Deoxypyridinoline (DPD) test includes 1st class postage and packaging for you to send your urine and sample directly to our laboratory for analysis. If you live in an area where you cannot rely on the post or you simply want to ensure that your sample arrives at the laboratory the following day, you may wish to send your urine and sample guaranteed next day delivery for extra reassurance.

Your urine and sample will be analysed at one of our chosen laboratories. You can be assured of fast, accurate results from one of our accredited independent providers of clinical diagnostic tests.
Once you have placed your order you will receive login details to where you can manage your account, track your orders and view your Deoxypyridinoline (DPD) test results in your own personal dashboard.
Our medical team will comment on out-of-range urine and test results and give you follow-up advice where necessary. If you need it, a PDF copy of your Deoxypyridinoline (DPD) test results can be downloaded for your doctor. Want a hard-copy report? You will be given the opportunity to order one during the checkout process.

Deoxypyridinoline (DPD) is included in the following categories: Womens Health