Every day women are worried because they’ve been told that a DEXA test shows their bone density is that of an 80-year-old, or that they “must” take bone drugs.
But what worries me is that most of these women have NOT been told whether or not their bone loss is ongoing or if it occurred in the past. Knowing if your bone loss is still taking place is critical when it comes to your risk of excessive bone loss, osteoporosis and fracture.
The NTx test measures current bone loss
I recommend anyone worried about bone loss get an NTx (N-telopeptide) test. Unlike bone density tests which only provide a static snapshot of your bones, an NTx test tells you if your bones are currently breaking down. It does this by measuring molecules from bone excreted in the urine.
First: Download this free guide to share with your Doctor about this test & resources.
Second: Watch This Video:
Third: Ask Your Doctor to order the NTx test using our manual above
. . . Or order it yourself online.
New Offering from the Better Bones Foundation
Skip the doctor and order your tests online! So many times we hear from our clients and readers that their MDs are not willing to order the tests that they request. This is such a frequent occurrence that we wanted to find a way for women to obtain these necessary tests. In partnership with The Better Bones Foundation and Evexia Labs, we are now able to offer low-cost self-pay tests for those who want to know WHY they are losing bone.
The process is easy . . .
#1 Select the tests that you are interested in and submit your form below. Make sure you include your full address with city, state, and zip code. We will pass this information on to the lab on your behalf.
#2 Wait for an email from Evexia Lab with your username and password (also check your spam folder). Once you log in you will then be able to see the cost of the tests and can choose to self pay (no insurance accepted). After you pay them, Evexia will email you a requisition form for the lab.
#3 Print your requisition and take it to the nearest LabCorp facility. You can find a LabCorp close to you using this link: https://www.labcorp.com/labs-and-appointments. Self-pay testing is not available in NY, NJ, and RI.
#4. In 2 to 4 weeks after getting the tests done, you will receive your lab results via an email notifying you that the results are ready. They can be viewed in your account or you can print them out and take them to your doctor for interpretation.