Periodic Medical Examinations

CT-X Blood Tests

CT-X Blood Tests for Patients Considered for Dental Implants

What is a CT-X test?

​The test is intended for patients considered for dental implants who suffer from osteoporosis or other bone diseases or take medicines that may cause increased bone suppression. The blood CTX level may predict high risk for the development of osteonecrosis of the jaw among patients receiving bisphosphonates considered for procedures such as dental implants.

CrossLaps blood test (CTX) – the test measures the degradation products of type I collagen in the blood plasma. In conditions of increased bone degradation (old age, osteoporosis), the type I collagen degradation is increased, causing significant increase in collagen parts in the serum. On the other hand, in conditions of excessive bone suppression (for example, following excessive use of bisphosphonates), the values are low.

The test is recommended for monitoring and assessing the effectiveness of treatments including the use of drugs that prevent bone degradation (such as bisphosphonates or HTR) and for the detection of adynamic bone condition in osteoporosis or other bone disease patients.

When, Where and How Much

​• The test is conducted every day by prior appointment. The results are received within a week.
• The test is conducted after a fast and costs 150 NIS. The test is not included in the healthcare basket.

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