Which tests should be performed in the workup of osteoporosis?

Updated: Sep 26, 2019
  • Author: Monique Bethel, MD; Chief Editor: Herbert S Diamond, MD  more...
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Workup consists of appropriate laboratory studies to establish baseline values and to look for potential secondary causes of osteoporosis, along with measurement of bone mineral density (BMD) to assess bone loss and estimate the risk of fracture. Bone biopsy may be indicated in specific situations.


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