What is the role of biochemical markers in the treatment of osteoporosis?

Updated: Sep 26, 2019
  • Author: Monique Bethel, MD; Chief Editor: Herbert S Diamond, MD  more...
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Significant controversy exists regarding the use of these biochemical markers, and concerns have been raised about intra-assay and interassay variability. Further study is needed to determine the clinical utility of these markers in osteoporosis management.

For more information, see the Medscape Reference article Bone Markers in Osteoporosis.


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