Women's Health Testing
Being female puts you at risk of developing osteoporosis.1
For many years, clinicians have been aware of the link between vitamin D levels and bone health. In one study3 the authors correlated total hip bone mineral density by dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry to measured total vitamin D levels in 13,432 subjects enrolled in the NHANES III study. Their statistical analysis took into account sex, age, estrogen use and race/ethnicity. The authors observed a significant positive association between serum vitamin D levels and measured bone mineral density.
Labcorp offers several vitamin D tests that may be useful in certain clinical applications.