[Osteocalcin, a marker in diseases with elevated bone metabolism].

Osteocalcin is synthesized by osteoblasts and its concentration in serum is increased when bone metabolism is raised. Radioimmunoassay of serum from 88 healthy adults gave a mean osteocalcin value for the whole group of 4.11 +/- 1.43 ng/ml. The level rose with age. In seven patients with primary hyperparathyroidism the mean value was markedly raised to 19… CONTINUE READING