Bone metabolism

In the Western World, approx. 8 –10 % of the population suffer from osteoporosis – often without knowing it since initially the symptoms are interpreted as normal symptoms of old age. The number of undiagnosed patients with osteoporosis-related fractures is estimated to be about 40 % (Source: current Emnid study).

Osteoporosis is diagnosed too rarely, so that only 30 % of the women suffering from osteoporosis are adequately treated (Source: World Osteoporosis Day 2008).
The increasing number of drugs available for treatment of bone diseases requires the use of more rapid and predictive methods to assess therapy efficacy. While detectable and significant changes in bone mineral density (BMD) take 18 to 24 months to develop, bone turnover markers have been shown to detect changes in bone tissue within 3 – 6 months after starting anti-resorptive therapy.

Therefore, measurement of bone turnover markers is increasingly recommended as a key component of therapy management.

Cat-Nr.Product name
8012BAP MicroVue™ Quidel®
8003CICP/PICP MicroVue™ Quidel®
8009Creatinine (Quidel®)
8007DPD (Quidel®)
8022Helical Peptide (Quidel®)
9021NTX-Serum (Osteomark®)
9006NTX-Urine (Osteomark®)
8034OPG, Human (Quidel®)
KT-809Osteocalcin (1-43/49) N-MID human
8002Osteocalcin Intact, Human (Quidel®)
60 - 1305Osteocalcin, Mouse
60 - 1505Osteocalcin, Rat
TE 5000Osteopontin, Human
TE 6000Osteopontin, Mouse
TE 7000Osteopontin, Rat
8004PYD & DPD MicroVue™ Quidel®
8010PYD and DPD (Quidel®)
8006PYD MicroVue™ Quidel®
8019PYD Serum (Quidel®)
TE1023-HSSclerostin TECO® High sensitive
BI-20452sRANKL, Human, high sensitive
8036TRAP5b, Human (Quidel®)

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