Vitamin D (1,25 Dihydroxy Cholicalciferol) Lab Test

Calcitriol, 1.25 Dihydroxy Cholicalciferol
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What is Vitamin D (1,25 Dihydroxy Cholicalciferol)?

Vitamin D is an essential part of our diet and daily requirement for our body to function right; it helps keep our bones and teeth healthy. A Vitamin D test is done when the calcium is low or the person shows symptoms of vitamin deficiency such as bone malformation in children (rickets) and bone pain, weakness & softness in adults leading to a condition called osteomalacia.

Vitamin D is a fat-soluble vitamin and is absorbed from the intestine like a fat.

When do you expect results?

24 to 36 Hours

Why Get Tested?

Low levels of Vitamin D can lead to weakness in bones and teeth, also contributing to other health issues such as cystic fibrosis and Crohn's disease. The test is carried out to identify possible deficiency of vitamin D and monitor individuals with diseases that interfere with fat absorption in the body.

Reason to take Vitamin D (1,25 Dihydroxy Cholicalciferol) Test

Common signs and symptoms are many but the deficiency needs to be observed and detected. 

In children the first signs are noticed when delayed walking and impaired growth is noticed. Bone tenderness, fractures, teeth problems are initial stages of the deficiency that can be noticed in people.
 
Adults with osteoporosis need to constantly monitor their Vitamin D levels in order to maintain general health of bones and teeth.

Preparations Needed for Vitamin D (1,25 Dihydroxy Cholicalciferol) Test

No Fasting and other special preparations are not required.

Sample Required?

Specimen type: Serum (Blood Sample), Specimen collection procedure:  Venipuncture
Collection of blood from a vein, usually from the arm

Understanding results of Vitamin D (1,25 Dihydroxy Cholicalciferol)

Reference RangeInterpretation
19.6 to 54.3 pg/mlabnormal
19.6 to 54.3 pg/mlNormal

 

*A Reference range is a set of values which helps the healthcare professional to interpret a medical test. It may vary with age, gender, and other factors. Reference ranges may also vary between labs, in value & units depending on instruments used and method of establishment of reference ranges’

 

Conclusion

This test helps monitor for Vitamin D

References

  1. https://labtestsonline.org/tests/vitamin-d-tests#
  2. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2912737/
  3. https://medlineplus.gov/labtests/vitamindtest.html
  4. https://www.healthdirect.gov.au/vitamin-d-test
  5. http://www.choosingwisely.org/patient-resources/vitamin-d-tests/