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Vitamin D (1,25 Dihydroxy Cholecalciferol)

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  • vitamin d (1,25 dihydroxy cholecalciferol)

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    Sample type: BLOOD
    Gender: Both
    Age group: All age group
    The Vitamin D test helps to detect Vitamin D deficiency. It is also done to monitor the levels of Vitamin D in case one is taking Vitamin D supplements. The Vitamin D test is done: • In case of abnormal levels of calcium, phosphorus, and/or parathyroid hormone • In case of symptoms of bone weakness or diseases of bone • Prior to osteoporosis treatment • To monitor the ongoing treatment of Vitamin D deficiency

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    To take the blood sample, a tourniquet (elastic) band is placed tightly on the upper arm. The patient is asked to form a fist. This helps in the buildup of blood filling the veins and it becomes easy to collect the blood. The skin is cleaned before inserting the needle in the vein in order to prevent bacteria from entering. After cleaning, the needle is inserted into the vein in the arm and the blood sample is collected in the vacutainer.
    The symptoms of Vitamin D deficiency include fatigue, bone pain, muscle weakness, muscle aches, muscle cramps, mood swings, and depression.
    The causes of Vitamin D deficiency include obesity, kidney and liver diseases, cystic fibrosis, crohn’s disease, celiac disease, and weight loss surgeries.
    Vitamin D toxicity is also known as Hypervitaminosis D. It is a rare condition that occurs due to excess of Vitamin D in the body.
    Vitamin D toxicity is also known as Hypervitaminosis D. It is a rare condition that occurs due to excess of Vitamin D in the body.
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