• Test Code - PL0583
  • Test Name - OH-Vitamin D Test
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Test Details & Preparation

Test details and preparation:

  • Vitamin D (containing D2 or D3 form) is a vitamin which helps body absorbs phosphorous and calcium. Vitamin D helps the body maintain string bones.
  • The test is done to know the accurate Vitamin D concentration in the body.It is ordered when
  • A person feels bone weakness.
  • Abnormal calcium, phosphorous and/or parathyroid hormone level.
  • Doctor feels a high risk of vitamin D deficiency.
  • For periodic examination.
  • No preparation is needed before doing the test.
  • The blood sample is taken by inserting a needle in the vein by applying pressure through a rubber band.

Results:

  • The normal range vary from 60-100ng/mL(nanogram/milliliter)
  • Results may vary with age, gender , blood samples taken and also from lab to lab.
  • Less or more value may determine vitamin deficiency(>20ng/mL)or vitamin toxicity(<120ng/mL)
  • Vitamin D deficiency can cause bone deformation or bone abnormalities.
  • Vitamin D toxicity can cause building up of calcium in our blood which can cause nausea, vomiting, poor appetite, frequent urination and kidney problems can also occur.
  • Proper diet and other methods should be taken to decrease or increase Vitamin D in our body.


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