New automated bone marker assay launched:
This article was originally published in Clinica
Ortho-Clinical Diagnostics has introduced its Vitros automated bone marker assay designed to measure levels cross-linked N-telopeptides (NTx) associated with bone resorptive diseases such as osteoporosis. Results from the test, which is the first automated system for NTx, takes approximately 37 minutes - increased levels of NTx indicate an increase in bone resorption. The assay is designed to be used in conjunction with bone density imaging for monitoring bone health.