Laboratory Investigations in Osteoporosis: Are They Needed?

  • Reiner Bartl
  • Bertha Frisch
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)

  • Glucose (serum/urine)

  • Transaminases and GT (serum)

  • Creatinine (serum)


Multiple Myeloma Bone Resorption Bone Turnover Celiac Disease Primary Biliary Cirrhosis 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2004

Authors and Affiliations

  • Reiner Bartl
    • 1
  • Bertha Frisch
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Internal Medicine III, Bavarian Center of OsteoporosisUniversity of MunichGermany
  2. 2.Departments of Pathology and Hematology, Sourasky Medical CenterUniversity of Tel AvivIsrael

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