Chemistry, Referral/Sendouts, Test Utilization

Test Name Change: 1,25-Dihydroxyvitamin D to Calcitriol

Effective November 5, 2017, the 1,25-Dihydroxyvitamin D test will have its name changed to Calcitriol (1,25-Dihydroxyvitamin D) in the Epic, Cerner and eSHare systems.

Spectrum Health Regional Laboratory has identified a large number of 1,25-DiOH Vitamin D requests that were being used to evaluate Vitamin D status in patients without requisite underlying conditions (renal disease, sarcoid, tuberculosis, lymphoma, rickets, etc. ) that warranted its use.

Vitamin D status is routinely assessed with the test Vitamin D 25 Hydroxy Level (25-OH Vitamin D).

Please refer to this article regarding test utilization for Vitamin D posted March 2016: Vitamin D 1,25 Testing.

Questions, comments and inquiries about this test, or any other lab test, may be directed to Dr. David Alter using the “contact us” link above.

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