Many of your patients may not be getting their recommended daily intake of vitamin D, which could lead to vitamin D insufficiency or deficiency. Vitamin D insufficiency is defined as 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25(OH)D) of 20-29 ng/mL, while vitamin D deficiency is defined as less than 20 ng/mL.1
Physicians typically test for vitamin D in patients who are dark-skinned, have osteoporosis, receive little or no sun exposure, or are advanced in age. But other at-risk patient types may benefit from routine testing, too.1,2
Do you know which lesser-known patient types are at risk of vitamin D deficiency? Take a look at this list and learn how you can help your patients by testing for vitamin D.