Bone Metabolism

Bone has well recognized mechanical functions: it provides rigidity and shape, protection and support for body structures, and aids locomotion. Contrary to popular belief, bone is in fact a highly dynamic structure undergoing constant remodelling. It is continuously characterized by resorption and adsorption as a part of bone metabolism. Bone metabolism includes the activity of several hormones, e.g. Osteocalcin, Parathyroid hormone (PTH) and Vitamin D. Therefore determination of these analytes is valuable for monitoring bone metabolism in a professional way.