Vitamin D: A Rapid Review

Mark A. Moyad, MD, MPH

Disclosures

Dermatology Nursing. 2009;21(1) 

In This Article

Personal Belief Regarding Vitamin D Testing

I am often asked when vitamin D blood testing should begin and who really qualifies for vitamin D blood testing. My answer is simple. Who does not qualify for vitamin D testing annually or once every few years? To my knowledge, no group in the world consistently carries a higher than normal vitamin D blood level. This is true for African Americans, Asians, Caucasians, Hispanics, babies, pregnant women, adolescents, older adults, and middle-aged individuals. This has confirmed my belief that few people do not qualify for regular testing.

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