A relatively new clinical lab test, the bone resorption assay, is one of the tools we use to assess osteoporosis risk in peri-menopausal and menopausal women. The good news is that all it involves is a single urine collection at home and it is relatively inexpensive. The tests measures compounds in the urine that accurately indicate whether bone break-down is occurring faster than bone re-building. Also, it is an easy way to follow one’s response to nutrition therapy aimed at preventing further bone loss, because unlike bone density tests it can be repeated every few months. If you would like to learn more, call out office.