Biomarkers of Bone Turnover: Potential, Challenges and Pitfalls from the Laboratory Point of viewCristina Vassalle1* and Franca Pagani2
- *Corresponding Author:
- Cristina Vassalle
Fondazione CNR-Regione Toscana G Monasterio, Pisa, Italy
E-mail: [email protected]
Received date: October 05, 2015 Accepted date: January 19, 2015 Published date: January 25, 2015
Citation: Vassalle C, Pagani F (2015) Biomarkers of Bone Turnover: Potential, Challenges and Pitfalls from the Laboratory Point of view. Rheumatology (Sunnyvale) 6:183. doi:10.4172/2161-1149.1000183
Copyright: © 2015 Vassalle C. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
The present review aim to describe the most commonly used serum bone formation and resorption biochemical markers, discuss their advantages and disadvantages and give practical information on their use and result interpretation in the laboratory and clinical settings according to current recommendations from International Scientific Societies.