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Two Different Vitamin D Levels
by: Kerri Knox, RN- The Immune Queen

Hi Kari,

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That's great that your doctor actually checked your Vitamin D Levels. You said that your 25(OH)D Vitamin D Level is 27. Actually, that is moderately low and not 'slightly' low as you said.

According to your lab value, it is 'slightly' low, but researchers are now saying that the lab values are too low and that an 'optimal' Vitamin D level should be around 50-80.

So a Vitamin D level of 27 is actually about HALF of what it should be!!

But as for your 1-25(OH)D levels are concerned, there are MANY reasons why that could be elevated. Among them are Pregnancy(!) and altered calcium levels.

So, be sure that you take a pregnancy test if that a possibility for you AND get your calcium and parathyroid hormones checked- among other things. But it is VERY important that you get a full medical workup for the elevated 1-25(OH)D level.

And be sure to treat your low Vitamin D level fairly aggressively as well- so that you get it between 50-80ng/ml, and get your Vitamin D Level Checked again in 3 to 4 months.

Kerri Knox, RN- The Immune Queen
Functional Medicine Practitioner
Easy Immune

may be conversion problem
by: Chris

I have similar numbers with both tests taken at the same time. I was told to stop taking vitamin D and that 10% of the population has a problem with this. At the time I think he mentioned a conversion problem.

Unfortunately, I have not been able to drill down on this issue, yet, as the Dr has not returned my call and had his staff said I was to stop taking Vit D and retest in 60 days.

Results: Vit D, 25 Hydroxy 20.6
Calcitriol (1,25 di-OH Vit D) 73.7

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