Deoxypyridinoline (DPD) Urine Test


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

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Deoxypyridinoline (DPD) Urine Test

About this test

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.

How it works

Collect Sample

We send you an easy-to-use kit to collect your urine sample.

Post Sample

Post your sample to our lab in the prepaid envelope provided.

View Results

View results securely in your own personal dashboard.

Important Information

Our tests are not a substitute for seeing your doctor, especially if you are suffering symptoms. Our doctors will interpret your results based on the information you have provided, but will not diagnose, consult or provide any treatment. You will be advised to see your doctor for any necessary follow-up action.

Tests Included

Urine DPD

Creatinine is a chemical waste molecule that is generated from muscle metabolism. Measurement of this is an indicator of the levels of other waste products in the body. 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 can also indicate that the kidneys are not working properly.

Low creatinine can be caused by a low protein diet, reduced muscle mass or sometime that the kidneys are simply functioning efficiently.

Urine sample collection kit

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

Postage & packaging

Your Deoxypyridinoline (DPD) Urine Test includes 1st class postage and packaging for you to send your urine 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 sample guaranteed next day delivery for extra reassurance.

Private laboratory analysis

Your urine 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.

Interpretation of results

Our medical team will comment on out-of-range urine results and give you follow-up advice where necessary. If you need it, a PDF copy of your Deoxypyridinoline (DPD) Urine Test results can be downloaded for your doctor.

Secure online account

Once you have placed your order you can visit where you can manage your account, track your orders and view your Deoxypyridinoline (DPD) Urine Test results.

Health and Lifestyle tracker

Stay motivated by filling in your online health and lifestyle questionnaire and seeing how improvements in your lifestyle can influence your results. Your medical and family history gives us vital information when interpreting your results.

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