Bone Health Panel (BHP)
Aging is inevitable, and bone reflects the aging process by exhibiting gradual loss
of mass. In susceptible individuals, this can cause osteoporosis. Bone metabolism
is a continous, delicate process of balancing ongoing deposition and breakdown.
Hormonal balance, nutrition, lifestyle and genetics are all contributing factors
to bone metabolism. This panel provides measurements of six key hormones in saliva—progesterone,
estradiol, testosterone, cortisol, FSH and DHEA/DHEA-S—as well as the bone marker
DPD in urine. Urinary and salivary assays provide bone resorption markers for a
complex patient report presented in an easy-to-read, customized format.
For more information about tests in this panel, please refer to the links at the left.