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At a Glance
Why Get Tested?
When to Get Tested?
When a bone mineral density scan indicates reduced bone density; before and periodically during treatment for bone loss to evaluate effectiveness, to determine if the rate of loss has decreased or the rate of bone formation has increased
A blood sample drawn from a vein in your arm or sometimes a urine sample
Test Preparation Needed?
Fasting may be required before testing; samples are typically collected in the morning.