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# M.S. has never had an osteoporosis screening. She confides that her mother and grandmother were diagnosed with osteoporosis when they were in their early sos. M.S.'s diagnostic test revealed a bone density T-score of -2.7. How will this be interpreted?

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A T-score of -2.7 shows that M.S. has Osteoporosis (-2.5 or lower) because according to the World Health Organization (WHO) a score of -2.5 or below is a diagnosis of Osteoporosis.

To interpret the BMD test results:

Normal (-1 and above) Osteopenia/low bone mass (Between -1 and -2.5) Osteoporosis (-2.5 or lower) Severe Osteoporosis (-2.5 or lower and at least 1 fragility fracture)