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Diagnosis of Osteoporosis
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Diagnosis of osteoporosis

Initial diagnosis of osteoporosis involves the following:

If this warrants further investigation to confirm diagnosis, then the following tests will be requested:


The other tests that will be performed to aid diagnosis are:

The Bone Density Test is covered by Medicare (in Australia) for the following groups of people:

In the USA, the Osteomark-NTX is the bone densitometry test which is used to determine bone density and diagnose osteoporosis.


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  Last reviewed: 17 September 2007 || Last updated: 18 February 2009


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Disclaimer: This guide is not intended to be used for diagnostic or prescriptive purposes. For any treatment or diagnosis of illness, please see your doctor.


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