Beta Crosslaps(beta-CTX) are a part of Type I Collagen which overlap at C Termilnal ends. It is approximately %90 of the protein matrix of the bone.During bone resorption the molecule is excreted through kidneys.
Interpretation:CTX test is used in monitoring anntiresorptive therapies like hormone replacement therapy or biphosphonate therapies for osteopenic patients or postmenopausal women. MRONJ (Medication Related Osteonecrosis of the Jaw) is sometimes a result of medications of biphosphonates, antiangiogenic and cancer and osteoporosis treatments. This test is needed to monitor the effects of these complications.
Sample: Arm vein blood. Nonfasting
Working day: Everyday
Result Time: 2 days 18:00 PM