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What is a bone density T-score for osteoporosis?

Harris H. McIlwain, MD
Rheumatology
A T-score, also called a “Young Adult score,” is the result of a bone-density test. Normal bone density is considered that of a normal, young adult. A T-score of -1.0 or higher is considered in the normal range. The lower the T-score, the more bone loss. A T-score of -2.0 or lower is considered osteoporosis.
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