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Key benefits


Accurate tests
from accredited laboratories


test kits you can do at home


Confidential results
provided securely online


Qualified doctors
will interpret your results

Osteoporosis Profile

About this test

Dpd (Deoxypyridinoline) is a dynamic biochemical marker of bone loss as it happens. An increase in Dpd levels in an early morning urine specimen is a reliable indicator of increased bone loss. This simple non-invasive test is not only important for the early diagnosis of osteoporosis but is a convenient tool for assessing treatments i.e. Hormone Replacement Therapy, Mineral supplements.

Bone loss is accelerated by:

  • The menopause (especially in the first five years)
  • Certain drugs (particularly long term use of heparin and corticosteroids)
  • Smoking
  • Alcohol
  • Gastrointestinal disease
  • Hormone related illnesses

    Prevention rather than cure should be the goal. A good diet rich in calcium and weight bearing exercise from childhood is important.

How it works

Collect Sample

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

Blood sample collection kit

We will send you your Osteoporosis Profile blood test sample collection kit together with the details of a convenient clinic where you can go and have your sample taken.

Postage & packaging

Your Osteoporosis Profile test includes 1st class postage and packaging for you to send your blood 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 blood sample guaranteed next day delivery for extra reassurance.

Private laboratory analysis

Your blood 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 blood test results and give you follow-up advice where necessary. If you need it, a PDF copy of your Osteoporosis Profile test results can be downloaded for your doctor.

Secure online account with mymedichecks.com

Once you have placed your order you will receive login details to mymedichecks.com where you can manage your account, track your orders and view your Osteoporosis Profile 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 test results. Your medical and family history gives us vital information when interpreting your results.

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