The osteoporosis check-up is useful to prevent bone fractures and is particularly suitable for post-menopausal women or young women who have had non-traumatic fractures. It is also recommended for men over 70 years of age and for people who have had long-term cortisone-based drug treatment, or who suffer from chronic renal insufficiency or hyperparathyroidism.
Timing and modalities
The osteoporosis check-up takes place over two half days. The first day is devoted to examinations, instrumental and laboratory tests. On the second day, health practitioners assess the results and deliver the reports.
It consists of the following exams:
- Blood tests (Calcium, Serum inorganic phosphate, Magnesium, Uric acid, Vitamin D, GOT and GPT transaminases, Creatinine, TSH, Alkaline phosphatase, Serum protein electrophoresis, Parathormone, ESR, Blood glucose, Blood count)
- BMD scan – Bone Densitometry (DEXA) lumbar spine L1-L4 and femur
- Medical history
- Dorso-lumbar spine X-ray with morphometric study of the vertebral column (only if requested by the specialist upon review of the medical history on the day of the check-up)
- Final examination
Days and times
By appointment, every Thursday, starting at 8.30am (first appointment). Second appointment after 7 days.