A Bone Test - Advance package, is required to assess the strength of your bones. It is used to diagnose and monitor bone conditions such as osteoporosis and osteopenia, which cause bones to become weak and fragile and increase the risk of fractures.
A bone test is usually recommended for people who are at risk of developing these conditions, such as women over the age of 65, men over the age of 70, people who have had a fracture after the age of 50, individuals who have a family history of osteoporosis or bone fractures, women who have gone through early menopause, and individuals who have certain medical conditions or have taken certain medications that can cause bone loss.
By measuring bone strength and assessing the risk of fractures, a bone test can help healthcare providers identify individuals who may benefit from lifestyle changes or medications to improve bone health and reduce the risk of fractures. It can also help providers monitor the effectiveness of treatment and adjust management strategies as needed.