The deoxypyridinoline (DPD) urine test can be used to measure bone re-absorption rates in healthy individuals and in those with enhanced risk of developing Osteoporosis.
High levels of DPD are found especially in postmenopausal women due to estrogen deficiency. Deoxypyridinoline urine testing can be useful to monitor therapies (which may be bisphosphonate drugs) or hormone replacement in people diagnosed with osteoporosis.
The deoxypyridinoline (DPD) is a urine test and a single sample should be collected before 10 a.m.
Physicians at Beyond-Biology may choose to use this test to follow progress in those taking osteoporosis medication or hormones to support healthy bone.