Sample: Serum, Plasma (See Sample Collection)
Schedule: Three days
Remarks: Bone Metabolism Osteoporosis is a disease in which bones become fragile and more likely to break. If not treated, it can progress painlessly until a bone fractures (mainly in the hip, spine, and wrist). A hip fracture almost always requires hospitalization and surgery. Spinal or vertebral fractures also have serious consequences (loss of height, severe back pain, and deformity). Women are four times more likely than men to develop osteoporosis.