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What is Bone Mineral Density (BMD)?

What is Bone Mineral Density?


Bone mineral density is used to determine how dense bones are and whether or not a person has osteoporosis.  About 80% of bone density is determined by heredity and 20% by lifestyle. 


Around age 30, your bones reach their maximum strength and density, known as peak bone mass.



Who Should Get Tested?

Who Should Get Tested?


Generally, BMD testing is done when a patient reaches age 50 or menopause, or younger when risk factors are present.  Every woman should have a baseline Bone Mineral Density Scan no later than age 65.  Medicare pays for this test every two years and most insurance companies cover the cost of the scan. 

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Oyster Point Family Practice
704 Thimble Shoals Blvd
Ste 700
Newport News, VA 23606


Phone: 757 8732000


Email: docs@opfp.net


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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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