Nov 21 2014 Scientific Session 304-114-14 The Sunshine Vitamin Laboratory Considerations for Vitamin D
Scientific Session 304-114-14: The Sunshine Vitamin: Laboratory Considerations for Vitamin D
Program Area: Clinical Chemistry
Level of Instruction: Intermediate
Contact Hours: 1.0
Description: Since the discovery of vitamin D in the 1920’s in association with rickets, researchers have learned not only does this vitamin act as a hormone, but it also plays an important role in a wide array of non-skeletal disorders and diseases. Vitamin D deficiency is now considered a pandemic, sparking much debate regarding the definition of “healthy” vitamin D levels and how people should obtain them. Vital to helping combat vitamin D deficiency is the laboratory. I will discuss laboratory methods employed for vitamin D testing and take a brief look into future possibilities for this assay.
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By the end of the course, the student will be able to:
1. Explain the metabolism of vitamin D.
2. Recognize the importance of vitamin D receptors.
3. List some of the non-skeletal conditions/diseases that may be improved through maintenance of an optimal vitamin D level.
4. Discuss the advantages and disadvantages for both LC-MS/MS and immunoassays currently used for vitamin D testing.
Ms. Sandy Carnes, MS (CLS), MT(ASCP)
Assistant Professor, Lincoln Memorial University
Ms. Carnes has indicated he has no financial relationships to disclose relevant to the content of this CME activity
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