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

Ages

Adults 50+ or meeting the criteria above

Frequency

Annually

Screening results

  • 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.