Which urinary markers of bone resorption 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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Answer

Currently available urinary markers of bone resorption (osteoclast products) include the following:

  • Hydroxyproline

  • Free and total pyridinolines (Pyd)

  • Free and total deoxypyridinolines (Dpd)

  • N-telopeptide of collagen cross-links (NTx) (also available as a serum marker)

  • C-telopeptide of collagen cross-links (CTx) (also available as a serum marker)


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