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Bone GLA protein, BGP.

Common Use:
To assist in assessment of risk for osteoporosis and to evaluate effectiveness of therapeutic interventions.

Serum collected in a red-top tube. Serum from a gold-, red/gray-top tube; plasma from a lavender (EDTA)-pink (K2EDTA), or green (sodium or lithium heparin)-top tube is also acceptable.

Normal Findings:
(Method: Electrochemiluminescence)

Age and SexConventional UnitsSI Units (Conventional Units × 1)
6 mo–6 yr
 Male39–121 ng/mL39–121 mcg/L
 Female44–130 ng/mL44–130 mcg/L
7–9 yr
 Male66–182 ng/mL66–182 mcg/L
 Female73–206 ng/mL73–206 mcg/L
10–12 yr
 Male85–232 ng/mL85–232 mcg/L
 Female77–262 ng/mL77–262 mcg/L
13–15 yr
 Male70–336 ng/mL70–336 mcg/L
 Female33–222 ng/mL33–222 mcg/L
16–17 yr
 Male43–237 ng/mL43–237 mcg/L
 Female24–99 ng/mL24–99 mcg/L
 Male3–40 ng/mL3–40 mcg/L
   Premenopausal5–30 ng/mL5–30 mcg/L
   Postmenopausal9–50 ng/mL9–50 mcg/L

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