Bone is made of more than just minerals like calcium. As a matter of fact, a large portion of its strength is due to the collagen type protein found only in bone. Bone is a dynamic organ, breaking down daily and being reformed daily. As bone is broken down, some of this bone specific collagen will show up in the urine. The more your bone is breaking down, the more that collagen appears in the urine. This simple, direct urinary test is useful in identifying current rate of bone loss, lytic bone disease, and efficacy of bone support therapies.
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