Which serum markers of bone formation are used in the diagnosis of osteoporosis?

Updated: Sep 26, 2019
  • Author: Monique Bethel, MD; Chief Editor: Herbert S Diamond, MD  more...
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Currently available serum markers of bone formation (osteoblast products) include the following:

  • Bone-specific alkaline phosphatase (BSAP)

  • Osteocalcin (OC)

  • Carboxyterminal propeptide of type I collagen (PICP)

  • Aminoterminal propeptide of type I collagen (PINP)


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