Is an essential fat soluble vitamin which has its influence on calcium and phosphate homeostasis. Testing of which has gained worldwide importance as nearly one third of adults worldwide are supposed to be having deficiency of the vitamin
Indications: Bone related disorders( Osteomalacia, Rickets, Osteoporosis)
Chronic Kidney Disease
Parathyroid gland related Disorders
Ref: http://m.betterhealth.vic.gov.au/bhcu2/bhcarticles.nsf/mskpages/vitamin_d.com www.osteoporosis.org.au Tom D.Thacher, Baut L.Clarke. Vit D Insufficiency. Mayoclinic Proc.Jan 2011; 86(1): 50-60
Indications: Isolated Red cell macrocytosis
Cognitive change, eg: Dementia
Ref: Pernicious Anaemia Society – www.pernicious-anaemia-society.org
It is highly recommended to test Folate and Vit B12 level together for better management of megaloblastic anemia.
Chronic Alcholic cases
Chronic Liver disease
Its an sensitive marker of ovarian aging and ovarian reserve. It plays a major role in predicting the success of IVF and also response of ovary to stimulation.