What is the role of biochemical markers of bone turnover in the workup of osteoporosis?

Updated: Aug 24, 2020
  • Author: Monique Bethel, MD; Chief Editor: Herbert S Diamond, MD  more...
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Biochemical markers of bone turnover reflect bone formation or bone resorption. These markers (both formation and resorption) may be elevated in high-bone-turnover states (eg, early postmenopausal osteoporosis) and may be useful in some patients for monitoring early response to therapy.

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