Bone Mineral Density is measured with a Dual X-Ray Absorptiometry Test, known as a DEXA scan. This is a quick and painless test that is performed right here in our office.
By measuring BMD, it is possible to predict the risk of fracture much as it is possible to measure blood pressure to predict the risk of stroke. BMD cannot predict the certainty of a fracture; it can only predict the risk of one.
The National Osteoporosis Foundation estimates that 10 million people in the United States have osteoporosis and that nearly 34 million more have osteopenia; which puts them at a greater risk of developing osteoporosis.
Find out your Fracture Risk! Schedule your Bone Mineral Density Test Today!
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704 Thimble Shoals Blvd
Newport News, VA 23606
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IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT HDL LABS LABWORK
Health Diagnostics Laboratory, Inc is going through a transition and is having difficulties now with certain insurance companies especially Blue Cross Blue Shield. If your doctor has ordered a test from HDL Labs and you receive a check from Blue Cross OR you receive what looks to be an unusually large bill from HDL, PLEASE talk to our staff before you do anything with the insurance check and especially before you stroke a large check to HDL.
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