Bone loss often occurs as a result of an imbalance between bone re-absorption (disappearance) and bone formation. Osteoporosis, a chronic and slowly developing condition, is characterized by a reduction of bone mass and integrity making people more susceptible to fractures. Osteoporosis generally occurs with increasing age and in post-menopausal women.
Bone-specific alkaline phosphatase (bone ALP) is a useful marker of active bone formation.
Fasting is not required for this test. Take all medications as prescribed.
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