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    Osteocalcin is a vital protein that is important for your bone strength. It is developed by cells that build your bones called osteoblasts. Moreover, the protein helps bind the calcium in your bones and gives them structure.

    This protein is also important for regenerating your bone tissue. In your body, Osteocalcin is considered a biomarker for the bone formation process. However, if the levels of this protein are high, you might suffer from various health conditions.

    Osteoporosis is the most common ailment that people suffer from due to high Osteocalcin levels. Hence, it is essential to note the disease's signs and symptoms to stay safe.

    • Weakened bone structure
    • Back pain 
    • Stooped posture 
    • Brittle bones that might break easily 
    • Loss of height 
    • Bone fractures

    Besides these symptoms, you might not suffer from other complications due to Osteoporosis. It's important to be careful about the bone fractures that might occur in your hip, spine or wrist. While the ailment can affect anyone, the risk is especially high for older women.

    If you have Osteoporosis, your bone strength and mass will deteriorate over time. Many people do not experience symptoms initially however their bones become weak over time. This can significantly increase the risk of fractures.

    That’s why you must stay aware of the symptoms and seek medical consultation whenever you experience any of them. Your physician might prescribe medication and treatment plans and offer tips to take care of your bones. For that, detection of the Osteocalcin levels is needed.

    The Osteo Calcin Test is the most comprehensive examination to understand the Osteocalcin levels in your body. This test is crucial for doctors to understand the protein concentration and the underlying health complications you might suffer.

    By understanding the Osteocalcin protein levels, your doctor will develop a treatment plan accordingly. In addition, the Osteo Calcin Test is also effective in bone disease diagnosis. The doctor can diagnose complications like joint pain, bone pain, height loss, brittle bones, and facial enlargement.

    Moreover, the test will also detect other conditions like bulging chest and frequent bone fractures. These ailments are due to high Osteocalcin levels. On the other hand, this blood test can also help doctors analyse and diagnose diseases like liver cirrhosis and multiple myeloma.

    The Osteo Calcin Test follows a harmless and straightforward procedure. It basically involves collection of a small sample of your blood to evaluate the Osteocalcin levels. If the condition is diagnosed, the doctor will likely prescribe you certain medications and a diet plan. You might also receive lifestyle tips to improve your bone health.

    If there are any precautions or preparatory steps for the test, the doctor will inform you beforehand.

    However, you must talk about any diseases you are suffering from before taking the test. This will help your doctor conduct the Osteo Calcin Test conveniently and deduce the protein levels. Apollo 24|7 will enable you to take the test conveniently and offer you top-notch facilities.  

    Medically reviewed by Dr. Prabhat Reddy Lakkireddy, Orthopedics, Apollo Hospitals Jubilee Hills, Hyderabad

    faqFrequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

    Frequently asked questions

    For the Osteo Calcin Test, the doctor will clean the area around your elbow pit with alcohol. Then, he will inject a needle into the area to collect blood. The doctor may put gauze on the injected area to prevent bleeding and pain. The lab professionals will examine the blood sample to check the Osteocalcin levels.
    The best way to prepare for this protein level test is to adhere to the doctor’s instructions. If you have been taking any medication, tell the doctor about it. And, wear half sleeved clothing on the day of the test. Additionally, if you are experiencing any bone-related disorders, notifying them is also essential. It will help the doctor in Osteoporosis diagnosis and treatment of associated diseases.
    Generally, you will receive the Osteo Calcin Test results within five days. However, the turnaround time may vary based on your condition and the time the doctor takes for Osteoporosis diagnosis.
    The normal Osteocalcin levels fall between 1.1 to 11 ng/mL for adult males. For adult females, the optimum levels are 0.7 to 6.5 ng/mL.
    Besides Osteoporosis diagnosis, this test can also detect conditions like acromegaly, Osteomalacia, Paget’s disease, Hyperparathyroidism and Hyperthyroidism. The doctors can identify these conditions if they observe high serum Osteocalcin levels in the blood sample.
    Maintaining a healthy lifestyle and diet can help you prevent Osteoporosis. You can start by consuming dairy products and other sources of calcium. Including Vitamin D-rich foods in your diet is crucial for calcium absorption.  It's also important to exercise regularly to strengthen your bones and muscles.

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    The information mentioned above is meant for educational purposes only and should not be taken as a substitute to your Physician’s advice. It is highly recommended that the customer consults with a qualified healthcare professional to interpret test results