When do I Vitamin D test after loading?
My Vitamin D level was 24 ng/mL 8 weeks ago and my doctor prescribed Vitamin D 50,000 IU once per week for 8 weeks. Tomorrow I take the last pill and I'm wondering when do I take the test? The same day? Wait a day? Wait a week? My primary goal is to get an accurate reading for my health, but...
This is further complicated because I'm one of those lucky Americans who will soon be paying for individual health insurance when my current group plan coverage terminates in 4 days and now with my Vitamin D low I will have to get a higher cost plan for a "pre-existing condition".
I'd like to take the test asap to see if my Vitamin D number is back to the normal range so that I can work to get a lower cost plan asap. Good news is my doctor ordered the Vit. D test as part of other routine blood tests she told me she ordered and the lower number was discovered before I had any symptoms.