Bone Resorption Assessment-Genova Kit

Note: This is a home collection test kit that will be mailed to you.


Fasting Required: No

Specimen: Urine

Special Instructions: Ship to lab Monday-Thursday only. Ship specimen within 2 Weeks of collection. Ship to lab Monday-Thursday only.
Abnormal kidney function or use of diuretics may influence test results.
This test should not be performed on individuals with kidney disorders.
If any of the following factors apply to you, it is advisable to delay testing. Please consult your healthcare provider:
• Urinary tract infection
• Pregnancy or lactation
• Bone fracture: Levels may remain elevated for up to one year
• Spinal cord injury; severe burns
• Use of medicines or supplements such as cephalosporins, trimethoprim (e.g. Bactrim®TM), doxycycline, sulfasalazine, and Human Growth Hormone

Results: 10 Business days
Note: Result turn around times are an estimate and are not guaranteed. Our reference lab may need additional time due to weather, holidays, confirmation/repeat testing, or equipment maintenance.

Description:
Identifies elevated levels of bone loss before excessive damage has occurred. This test also monitors the effectiveness of exercise, supplements, and medicications to slow bone loss.

This tests measures both Pyridinium (Type I Collegen Cross-Link) and deoxypyridinoline (DPD-a part of Pyridinium). DPD is released, as is Pyridinium, when bone is broken down. Pyridinium also can indicate whether cartilage and/or connective tissue is breaking down.