The NTx test measures the concentration of cross-linked N-telopeptides of type I collagen.
Levels of NTx correlate with the rate of bone resorption. Bone resorption rates exceeding bone formation results in a net loss of bone and ultimately osteopenia or osteoporosis. Osteoporotic fractures are a major source of morbidity and mortality in older women.
Those who have been diagnosed with metabolic bone disease; Those who are undergoing therapy to slow or halt osteoporotic bone loss.
No special preparation is required prior to urine sample collection.
N-Telopeptide Cross-links (NTx), Urine – TC – 36167
Estimated Turn Around For Results:
2-10 Business Days
For an exact turnaround time for results, please contact us at Personalabs and we will contact the lab on your behalf as turnaround times vary depending on testing location or lab testing provider.