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Osteocalcin

Unlocking Bone Health: Discover Your Osteocalcin Levels Today

  • 15 minutes
  • 75 British pounds
  • 305 Neasden Lane, London NW10 1QR, UK

Service Description

Biomarker: Osteocalcin Sample: BLOOD Results: 4 HRS Phlebotomy fee: £15 ABOUT OSTEOCALCIN Osteocalcin is a protein produced by osteoblasts, which are cells responsible for bone formation. It is a marker of bone turnover and is involved in the regulation of bone mineralisation and remodelling. The osteocalcin blood test measures the levels of this protein in the blood. It is used for several purposes: -- Assessing Bone Health -- Monitoring Osteoporosis. -- Evaluating Bone Metabolism Disorders Symptoms of low or high levels of osteocalcin may vary depending on the underlying cause and other factors. In general, abnormalities in osteocalcin levels may be associated with the following symptoms: SYMPTOMS OF LOW LEVEL OF OSTEOCALCIN (hypocalcemia): --Weakness: Generalized weakness or fatigue. -- Bone Fractures: Increased risk of bone fractures due to decreased bone density. -- Bone Pain: Chronic or recurrent bone pain. -- Height Loss: Decreased height over time due to compression fractures in the spine. -- Poor Wound Healing: Delayed wound healing, particularly in fractures or bone injuries. SYMPTOMS OF HIGH LEVEL OF OSTEOCALCIN (hypercalcemia): -- Nausea and Vomiting: Nausea, vomiting, and decreased appetite. -- Excessive Thirst and Urination: Increased thirst and frequent urination. -- Constipation: Difficulty passing stools or infrequent bowel movements. -- Abdominal Pain: Abdominal discomfort or pain. -- Fatigue: Persistent fatigue or weakness. -- Confusion: Confusion, difficulty concentrating, or changes in mental status. An osteocalcin blood test is usually one part of a broader evaluation for bone health. Other tests (like X-rays or DEXA scans) may be used to determine the cause of abnormal osteocalcin levels.


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Contact Details

  • 305 Neasden Lane, London NW10 1QR, UK

    02071268511

    info@ejbio.co.uk


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