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What bone-density test score indicates osteoporosis?

Harris H. McIlwain, MD
Rheumatology
With the DXA test, a T-score of -2.0 or lower is considered osteoporosis, although some researchers consider a diagnosis of osteoporosis with a T-score of -2.5 or lower. A T-score of -1.0 or higher is considered in the normal range. 
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