Deoxypyridinoline (DPD) Urine Test, from our experts to you.
Dr Sam Rodgers MBBS, MRCGP

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DPD - urine Deoxypyridinoline (Dpd) is a cross linked product of collagen molecules found in bone and removed in the urine during bone degradation. DPD urine levels are used to measure the bone re-absorption rates which is useful in determining the risk of developing osteoporosis or to monitor therapies in those diagnosed with osteoporosis.
DPD : Creatinine
Creatinine - urine Creatinine is a chemical waste molecule that is generated from normal muscle metabolism. Measurement of this is an indicator of the levels of other waste products in the body. Creatinine is also an accurate marker of kidney function, and may help in diagnosing kidney disease.