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We are currently unaffected by the shortage of blood testing supplies in the UK and are still able to provide all blood tests listed on the website.

Description

The bone profile blood test is a reliable procedure to assess the minerals, enzymes and proteins present in your bones. These components are crucial for healthy structure and proper development of the bones in the human body.

Blood London have been providing Bone Profile Blood Test on a self-referral basis to patients in Central and Greater London for over 20 years. Simply walk-in weekdays between 9am and 6pm or on weekends between 10am and 2pm, to have your blood taken by a highly experienced professional in our private, Harley Street clinic using some of the best labs in europe.

Please note that when ordering blood tests on a self-request basis, we will forward you the laboratory report without note or comment from our doctors unless you are under their care.

Following the results of your test, if you would like to undergo a consultation, further testing or treatment please feel free to reach out to the clinic and we'll be happy to help.

Bone Profile Blood Test London

The bone profile test calculates and evaluates minerals, proteins and enzymes in your blood that can provide information about the status of your bones. This blood test will help to assess the overall general state of your bones.

What should the bone profile be used for?

Having healthy, strong bones is important for posture, movement and overall wellbeing but bones will gradually weaken as we age. For this reason, older individuals are often advised to undergo this test.

Apart from your overall health, bone profiling can be used for analysing as well as assessing specific conditions such as:

  • Osteoporosis – This condition has already affected nearly 3 million people in the UK. It makes bones fragile and prone to breaking. As we age, we lose bone density although this can also be due to eating disorders, excessive drinking, or other hormonal issues.
  • Paget's disease – This is a disease which affects bone renewal - the way the bone tissue regenerates. If a doctor suspect Paget's disease he will conduct a Vitamin D test in addition.
  • Bone cancer – This rare type of cancer is characterised by swelling, lumps and bone pain and bones break more easily.
  • Liver disease and thyroid problems – A bone profile may be used for diagnosing problems with the thyroid and parathyroid which have an important role in maintaining the balance of levels of calcium phosphorus. The test may detect problems with the liver where many proteins and enzymes are produced.

What will a bone profile blood test show?

Bone is made up of collagen, a kind of protein, that gives strength along with calcium phosphate, which is a kind of mineralised complex that makes the bones strong. Bone markers are the signs of bone health that may be used to conduct tests for bone density and that will identify different bone diseases such as osteoporosis or other problems with the bones.

With the help of a bone profile blood test, the metabolic processes of your body and how well they are working can be assessed. As we age, the strength of our bones weakens due to conditions like osteoporosis.

What is a bone profile blood test?

The bone profile blood test can be used to assess a wide range of diseases and conditions that are not related directly to your bones.

You will find four main minerals measured in the blood profile. The reference ranges for each of them are:

  • Calcium – The bone profile calculates the amount of calcium in your blood. This is one of the important minerals that support bone health. According to the NHS, the normal levels of calcium are usually 2.2-2.6 mmol/L.
  • Albumin – This is a protein formed in your liver but low albumin levels have been related to lower bone density. This test may be used to detect osteoporosis. According to the NHS, the normal range is 35-50 g/L.
  • Alkaline phosphatase (ALP) – This enzyme is found in liver and bone cells and can help detect liver diseases or bone disorders. According to the NHS, the reference ranges for enzyme are somewhere from 30-130 u/L for adults.
  • Phosphate – These chemicals have phosphorus in them - a mineral that aids bone growth. According to the NHS, it should be somewhere between 0.74 and 1.4 mmol/L.

Finally, a bone profile can test for total proteins, urea and globulin.

How Blood London Works

Order your test

Order your test

Select the test that you would like to undergo

Provide your sample

Provide your sample

Go to the Harley Street clinic for your blood draw and pay for your test in person

View your results

View your results

As soon as the results are ready, the will be sent to you by your chosen method

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