Top
10
Doctor insights on: Bone Density Blood Test

Share
1

1
X ray of broken bone showed hole in bone biopsy done and was neg for bone cancer. Recent blood test showed low white blood count. Reason for concern?

X ray of broken bone showed hole in bone biopsy done and was neg for bone cancer. Recent blood test showed low white blood count. Reason for concern?

Evaluation warranted: Depending on how low the white count, it would be wise to continue to be followed by a primary health care provider and/or hematologist. It will likely return to normal, but it should be followed. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer

Bone (Definition)

Bone is a living growing tissue made mostly of collagen (protein that provides soft framework) & the mineral calcium phosphate that adds strength & hardens the framework. Two types of bone are found in the body; cortical (dense compact outer layer) & trabecular (makes up inner layer, ...Read more


2

2
I am a serving soldier in british forces... had my bloods done for thiroid and liver function and bone density and also a blood count will THC show?

I am a serving soldier in british forces...  had my bloods done for thiroid and liver function and bone density and also a blood count will THC show?

Depends: It depends as to whether they routinely screen soldiers for drugs. Generally THC stays in the system for many days because it is lipophilic and binds to the fat stores and releases every so often. Depending on how heavy your use is, it can be there for weeks. ...Read more

3

3
Can you detect bone cancer through a blood test?

Can you detect bone cancer through a blood test?

No.: Bone cancers are typically diagnosed by biopsy after noticing an abnormality on x-ray or mri. There typically have no abnormalities of blood work. Leukemia is a bone marrow disorder. This is not a bone cancer, but can be confused, as the abnormal marrow is inside the bone. Leuekemias often have abnormal blood work. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
4

4
Can someone detect bone cancer through a blood test?

Can someone detect bone cancer through a blood test?

Maybe soon: At this point, it is not possible though there are some newer technologies that may make it possible to detect circulating tumor cells or a signature for having a bone cancer like osteosarcoma or ewing sarcoma. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
5

5
My ALP blood test came back 2 times now in 2 months. 158 first time , 68 second time. My bones do hurt. Wrists. What should I do?

My ALP blood test came back 2 times now in 2 months. 158 first time , 68 second time. My bones do hurt. Wrists. 
What should I do?

See below: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. Having said that, your second reading with within normal limits and your ALP may not be related to your symptoms. You may try taking Vitamin D3 at a dose of about 4000 units/day for about three months. ...Read more

6

6
Mu daughter have had a blood test recently. I am told that her FLT are high (54) and they mention something about bones. What can it indicate?

Mu daughter have had a blood test recently. I am told that her FLT are high (54) and they mention something about bones. What can it indicate?

Explanation : This number not so high to worry about. Important to know is she healthy or recently had some medical problems. If everything fine it may be may be related to her growth and that's why doctor mention bones. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
7

7
I have RA. Diagnosis from bone scan. Blood test normal so far. My RF was 9 five months ago & now is 12. Will this number continue to rise with time?

I have RA. Diagnosis from bone scan. Blood test normal so far. My RF was 9 five months ago & now is 12. Will this number continue to rise with time?

Possibly, Do check:: with your Rheumatologist as he can help you monitor it and may even start you on meds to control it, depending on your clinical findings and symptoms. We would like to treat YOU rather than a lab result. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
8

8
What does satisfactory blood test result mean? Full blood count, bone profile and kidney

What does satisfactory blood test result mean? Full blood count, bone profile and kidney

Lab results: Lab results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. Depending on the test, a normal value may rule out disease but other normal results do not necessarily mean lack of disease. It would be useful to have the actual results. ...Read more

9

9
What kind of blood test would my hematology dr. Order to see what's wrong with my blood instead of a bone marrow test?

Hierarchy of tests: Usual approach is to do a complete blood cells count and performa microscopic examination of the blood smear, the latter may be done by a pathologist. Depending on the findings, symptoms, and signs, other tests may be selected, e.G, flow cytometry, antibody testing, dna testing, and a bone marrow. Each test has its own place and there is no test instead of bone marrow. ...Read more

10

10
Why do the bones in my keg ache all the time i feel it more when i go to bed i've had blood test and all good what's my next option please thank you?

Why do the bones in my keg ache all the time i feel it more when i go to bed i've had blood test and all good what's my next option please thank you?

Though not usually: Described as an "ache", if your clinical history, lab work and x-rays (if done) are all normal you may have RLS or restless limb syndrome. Hard to tell without interviewing and examining you, but perhaps you could discuss that with your doctor. ...Read more

Dr. Robert Lang
1,158 doctors shared insights

Bone Density (Definition)

Bone density (or bone mineral density) is a medical term normally referring to the amount of mineral matter per square centimeter of bones. Bone density (or bmd) is used in clinical medicine as an indirect indicator of ...Read more