Laboratory Investigations in Osteoporosis: Are They Needed?
The parameters usually tested in blood and urine are within normal limits in primary osteoporosis. The significance of laboratory tests therefore lies mainly in recognising secondary osteoporoses. Consequently, the following “basic” laboratory screening tests should be carried out regularly:
Erythrocyte sedimentation rate
Complete blood count
Calcium and phosphate (serum)
Alkaline phosphatase (serum)
Transaminases and GT (serum)
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