Since this assay provides a quantitative value of NTx in human sera it allows a health care provider to baseline a patient’s bone resorption rate and monitor changes of that rate over time. These results can help determine treatment outcomes to counter bone mass loss that can lead to osteopenia and osteoporosis in appropriate patient populations.
Osteomark® NTx Serum ELISA
Elevated Bone resorption is the primary cause of age related bone loss and low bone mass often results in osteopenia and is the major cause of osteoporosis. Osteomark® NTx measures the cross-linked N-telopeptides of bone type I collagen (NTx). The NTx molecule’s unique amino acid sequence and orientation of the cross-linked alpha-2 (I) N telopeptide is specific to bone. Therefore measuring the levels of NTx helps in monotoring the primary cause of age related bone loss that leads to Osteoporosis.
We understand the need for accurate answers as early as possible to make the best informed decisions, especially when it comes to pregnancy.
- Serum sample collected by standard venipuncture technique
- No dietary modification required
- For monitoring purposes collect sequential samples at approximately the same time of day as the baseline specimen
- Serum samples can be stored refrigerated for up to 24 hours and frozen for longer term storage.
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