Results

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Osentia Test Results

Osentia has been clinically proven to assess the risk of fragility fractures, enabling early, long-term lifestyle changes to be made and earlier treatment to be administered. Osentia assesses your risk of suffering a fragility fracture by analysing a clipping from either your fingernail or toenail.

Every Osentia test kit is supplied with a questionnaire that will help us to refine your risk profile further. The test intelligently adapts to the information to provide tailored advice on how to optimise your lifestyle for optimal bone health.

Risk Profile

Everyone who completes the Osentia test will be sent a tailored risk profile and advice and a copy of our comprehensive bone health guide, Understanding and Managing Osteoporosis Risk Factors. This booklet is packed with health and lifestyle information to help manage and minimise the risk of developing weakened bones.

Fracture Risk

Fracture risk, a booklet packed with health and lifestyle information to help manage and minimise the risk of developing weakened bones.

Fracture Risk Profiles

So you can understand your results better, we have separated risk into three different types of profile, or ‘traffic lights’. Using this traffic light system, we can provide tailored recommendations to help our customers minimise their risk of fragility fractures.

Factors shown in green may decrease your risk of suffering fractures, while factors in red may increase your risk.Your current overall risk of fracture is moderate. Your two highest risk factors for a bone fracture are family history and age.

Fracture Risk Profiles

So you can understand your results better, we have separated risk into three different types of profile, or ‘traffic lights’. Using this traffic light system, we can provide tailored recommendations to help our customers minimise their risk of fragility fractures.

Factors shown in green may decrease your risk of suffering fractures, while factors in red may increase your risk.Your current overall risk of fracture is moderate. Your two highest risk factors for a bone fracture are family history and age.

Green Result

Highly ordered nail protein indicates that bone proteins will also be highly ordered and doing a great job of allowing your bones to bounce back from an impact or fall. A green result means you currently have a lower than average risk of suffering from fragility fractures.

Amber Result

Slightly disordered nail protein indicates that bone proteins will also be moderately disordered and slightly reducing the bone’s recovery from an impact or fall. An amber result means you currently have a moderate risk of suffering from fragility fractures.

Red Result

Highly disordered nail protein indicates that bone proteins will also be highly disordered and severely limiting the bone’s recovery from injury. A red result means you currently have a relatively high risk of suffering from fragility fractures.

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Results

As part of your results you will receive a letter which provides further information on your results and your individual risk of suffering from a fragility fracture, a common sign of weak bones.
The risk of suffering from a fragility fracture increases with age. The graph above shows the average risk of fracture, which forms part of your risk analysis. The black circle will provide you with your individual risk based on your Osentia osteoporosis screening test and allow you to compare your result with what is typical for your peers. Take the test to find out your individual risk.

The report will also provide you with a breakdown of your test result, highlighting what factors could be improved to allow you to optimise your bone health in the coming years. Tailored advice will be provided to indicate how you, yourself, can best maximise your bone health as you age.
You will also be provided with Understanding and Managing Osteoporosis Risk Factors, a booklet packed with health and lifestyle information to help manage and minimise the risk of developing poor bone health.

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Risk Factors

As well as age, health and lifestyle factors can also affect your risk of suffering a fragility fracture. Based on the analysis of your nail clipping and the answers you provided in your screening order form, we have determined the factors that may increase or decrease your risk of fragility fractures.

Reducing your risk
There are steps you can take today to help reduce your risk of bone fragility:

Reduce your alcohol intake

Continuing to regulate alcohol intake with help control fracture risk as you age. High alcohol intake is associated with the risk of bone fragility.

Continue to refrain from smoking

Smoking significantly impacts on fracture risk, so well done and continue to keep up the good habit.

Exercise Regularly

An active lifestyle encourages improved balance reducing the risk of falling and therefore exposure to potential fractures. If you have mobility issues, consult with your GP or Occupational Therapist (OT).