dr Swati Kanodia
Pediatric Endocrinologist
Centre for Child Health, BLK Super Speciality Hospital
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  • One does not have to measure Vitamin D levels as a routine.
  • Measure the level only in situations like -
    1. Suspecting rickets/osteomalacia
    2. Symptoms and signs of muscle weakness
    3. Evaluating Symptomatic cases of Hypocalcemia
    4. Abnormal bone profile etc.

It should be noted that for routine screening for Vitamin D deficiency, 25 Hydroxy Vitamin D3 should be ordered in investigations and the other isomeric form of Vitamin D i.e. 1, 25 Di-Hydroxy Vitamin D, should not be used as a screening test for Vitamin D deficiency.



Posted On: 18/02/2019

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