Interpreting the Laboratory Reports for Vit D

Devajit Sarmah, Booloo Sharma
2014 Journal of Association of Physicians of India  
Importance for Vit D estimation has increased in the recent years due to its link to various diseases. Measurements of Vit D by different diagnostic laboratories is however not uniform. There is variation pertaining to assay methodology and also variation in the measurement of different metabolites of Vit D. There are also various confounders which influence Vit D assays and which in most instances are overlooked. Also a matter of concern regarding Vit D assays is the lack of assay
more » ... assay standardisation. These factors contribute to the variation in the reports generated by the diagnostic laboratories. Therefore interpretation of Vit D reports needs proper understanding of these interfering factors and further reports need to be correlated substantially with the clinical findings.
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