What is the Bone Profile Blood Test?
Bone Profile – While bone is composed of collagen, a protein that provides strength, and calcium phosphate, a mineralised combination that strengthens the bones. For instance, bone markers can identify bone illnesses such as osteoporosis or other bone abnormalities.
The bone profile blood test is a safe and effective way to assess and calculate the minerals, enzymes, and proteins in your bones to determine how healthy your bones are.
Why get a Bone Profile Blood test?
For instance, a person’s bone health and strength are vital for posture, movement, and overall well-being, but bones weaken with age. As a result, older people are frequently urged to take this blood test.
Bone profiling is used to analyse and assess specific disorders like:
- Bone cancer.
- Liver disease and thyroid issues.
- Paget’s disease.
Instructions for use
Please take your bone profile sample in the morning. Furthermore please take it at least one hour before any medication.
Bicarbonate: measures how much carbon dioxide is in your blood.
Urea: measures the amount of urea nitrogen in your blood.
Creatinine: measures how your kidneys are performing in filtering waste from your blood.
Calcium: measures the amount of calcium in your blood.
Phosphate: is a chemical that contains mineral phosphorus, In other words, it is essential for bone growth.
ALP (Alkaline Phosphatase): For instance, this measures whether you have any ongoing liver, gallbladder or bone disease.
Albumin: measures how much hormone is available to your tissues.
How our Home Test Kits Work
Order your kit online and once it arrive collect your sample at home.
Drop off the parcel preferably in the morning to get the earlier box clearances. Using the Return Track24 pre-paid label on each test kit, drop the package off at the nearest Royal Mail Priority Red Box to return it to the Lab.
Once your results are ready, we will send you an email with your certificate.
How long do blood test results take?
We target a turnaround time for Bone Profile results in 1-3 working days of receiving in the laboratory. Above all, the turnaround time is a guide only and will sometimes depend upon assay run schedules.
Please take your test on a Monday to Thursday to avoid delivery delays at the lab.