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Bone turnover markers are physiologically elevated during childhood, growth and during fracture healing. The elevations in bone resorption markers and bone formation markers are typically balanced in these circumstances and of no diagnostic value. By contrast, abnormalities in the process of bone remodelling can result in changes in skeletal mass and shape. Many diseases, in particular hyperthyroidism, all forms of hyperparathyroidism, most forms of osteomalacia and rickets (even if not associated with hyperparathyroidism), hypercalcaemia of malignancy, Paget’s disease, multiple myeloma and bony metastases, as well as various congenital diseases of bone formation and remodelling can result in accelerated and unbalanced bone turnover.
- Chronic bone/muscle/joint pain
NOTICE TO PATIENTS
NutriPATH practices in the usual practitioner-referral system for pathology laboratories. Patients are highly recommended to seek the supervision and guidance of a qualified healthcare practitioner for the interpretation of any lab results and associated information. NutriPATH can offer assistance in locating a suitable practitioner.