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Deoxypyridinoline (Dpd) Cross-Links (Serial Monitor)

Test ID: 


CPT code:

82523, 82570

Clinical Use:

The Dpd test can be used as a tool to assess bone resorption rates in healthy individuals and in patients with enhanced risk of developing metabolic bone disease. Significantly high levels of Dpd are found in children, in postmenopausal women due to estrogen deficiency, and in patients with diseases that have high bone turnover rates. Dpd can be used to monitor antiresorptive therapies in postmenopausal women and in individuals diagnosed with osteoporosis.

Specimen Type:


Requested Volume: 

10 ml

Minimum Volume: 

1 ml

Container Type: 

Plastic urine container, no preservative


Collection before 10 AM is recommended (eg, first morning void). Do not add preservative.

Storage Instructions:


Rejection Criteria

Blood Contamination

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