Bone Health - Men and Women
This screening focuses on three key biomarkers that contribute to bone health: Vitamin D level in the blood, thyroid function, and bone density to identify osteoporosis risk.
Who is this screening for?
- Women approaching or in menopause
- Adults with a family history of osteoporosis
- Adults who are small and thin
- Adults who have broken a bone after age 50
Adults 50+ or meeting the criteria above
- Thyroid function: measures TSH (thyroid stimulating hormone) levels in the blood, which can indicate an overactive or underactive thyroid
- Vitamin D level: Measures both vitamin D3 (naturally occurring) and D2 (from vitamin supplements)
- Osteoporosis risk: an ultrasound scan of the shinbone to identify irregular bone density.
Bone Health screening details
Vitamin D and thyroid function are analyzed using a simple finger-stick blood sample. Osteoporosis risk is detected using an ultrasound scan of the shinbone using a hand-held wand
About these conditions
- If Thyroid Stimulating Hormone (TSH) levels in the body are too low for a long period, there is a higher risk of developing osteoporosis.
- Vitamin D helps the body absorb calcium and phosphorus from the food you eat, critical for strong bones.
- Osteoporosis occurs when the bones become porous and less dense, causing them to be more likely to break. Early diagnosis is key to slowing the progression of osteoporosis.