London, United Kingdom, February 16, 2013 --(PR.com
)-- Top Women’s Health test provider in the UK, TestDiagnostics, has recently reported an increase in the number of osteoporosis diagnoses being made within the past 5 years, as Testdiagnostics.com compared to previous decades. Fast and accurate osteoporosis (bone density) test kits are now available for early osteoporosis detection.
According to a recent TestDiagnostics market survey, it was found that the number of women – and men – being diagnosed with osteoporosis are rising at an alarming level. At least 1 in 3 women and 1 in 5 men will suffer from a fracture as a result of osteoporosis at some stage in their lives, and over 80% of all fractures are directly related to the disease.
Osteoporosis is a condition whereby the bones are diagnosed as being fragile or brittle. It’s important to diagnose this condition early through regular testing, as osteoporosis often doesn’t cause any pain and so may go unnoticed for many years. It was also found that fewer than 20% of all fracture patients result in an osteoporosis diagnosis, or go on to receive effective osteoporosis treatment.
An osteoporosis test can accurately measure the level of deoxypyridinoline (DPD) in urine, a type of collagen that is known to be a marker of bone resorption. If high levels of DPD are detected in urine, osteoporosis is diagnosed.
A TestDiagnostics Osteoporosis Test is easy to take and can be done in minutes. All the patient will need to do is provide a small urine sample in the tube that is included in the test kit. After ensuring the sample tube is tightly sealed, simply place the tube and test form in the return envelope provided, seal it and post it back to the partner laboratory for processing.
An accredited UK laboratory in accordance with the internationally recognised testing standards carries out all osteoporosis testing and analysis. A request form is included in all osteoporosis testing kits to ensure the samples are correctly labelled by the patient for processing and consent is given before the testing process is started. Results are securely emailed to the patient within 2-5 days of the laboratory receiving the completed sample and associated forms.
Learn more about osteoporosis and osteoporosis testing by visiting the website at http://www.testdiagnostics.com/uk/product/osteoporosis-test
TestDiagnostics.com is a London based testing company specialising in both STI and genetic health. While lab based tests have been around for decades they have largely only been available via the NHS or private clinics. TestDiagnostics.com have pioneered lab based mail order tests, which allows the patient to take the test in the privacy of their own home while also receiving their test results via phone or email.
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