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Bone Health Laboratory Assessments

  • Anna Neyman
  • Linda A. DiMeglio
Chapter

Abstract

Ensuring optimal bone accrual and assessing bone health measures when concerns arise are important aspects of adolescent health care. This chapter reviews laboratory assessments which may be considered, including available normative data, which laboratory assessments are most useful in the initial evaluation of common disorders and concerns, and when a referral to an endocrinologist or other bone specialist should be considered.

Keywords

Calcium Phosphorus Vitamin D 25-hydroxyvitamin D Alkaline phosphatase Rickets 

Notes

Acknowledgment

The authors would like to thank Dr. Erik Imel for his thoughtful review of this chapter.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Pediatrics, Division of Pediatric Endocrinology/DiabetologyRiley Hospital for Children at Indiana University Health, Indiana University School of MedicineIndianapolisUSA

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