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.