Procollagen Type I Intact N Terminal Propeptide Blood Test
The procollagen type I intact N terminal propeptide blood test is useful in managing osteoporosis and monitoring bone formation therapies and antiresorptive therapies.
Procollagen Type I Intact N Terminal Propeptide
A procollagen type I intact N terminal propeptide (P1NP) test is a health marker used to assess bone formation and health. A P1NP test can be used to monitor the effectiveness of medication therapies on improving bone health for patients with osteoporosis.
Who should get tested?
The P1NP should not be used as a screening test for osteoporosis. This test may be ordered by your healthcare provider to assist with evaluating how your body is responding to medications that increase bone strength and stimulate bone formation. This test may be helpful if you have spoken with your healthcare provider and have decided this testing is right for you.
What will my test results tell me?
Your test results may help your healthcare provider evaluate your body’s response to medication therapy to treat osteoporosis. Be sure to share your results with your healthcare provider so they can help you determine the next steps in your care.
Are there any risks involved in getting this test?
There is no risk involved in getting this test. You will be asked to give a blood sample at the lab.
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