CACMLE Chemistry & Urinalysis Courses

244-Online: Vitamin D Testing


Contact Hours (Points): 2

This course will present an overview of vitamin D metabolism and the vitamin's biological roles in the human body with emphasis on testing methods to identify and quantify vitamin D deficiency status. The major vitamin D testing methods will be described and their performance characteristics compared for the ability to accurately and reliably assess vitamin D status. The goals of this course are to (1) present an overview of the metabolism of vitamin D in the body, (2) describe its biological roles, (3) understand the meaning of vitamin D deficiency, and (4) review the major testing methods used to assess vitamin D status.

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Vitamin D Testing

Self-Study 244 – Basic – Intermediate Level

Contact Hours (Points): 2

Written by David J. Moffa, PhD, BCLD

Published 2013.

At the conclusion of the course the participant should be able to:

  • identify the biologically active forms of vitamin D in the body and their metabolic roles.
  • describe the daily dietary requirements and sources for vitamin D.
  • define and describe vitamin D deficiency and toxicity.
  • identify the body’s best indicator of vitamin D status and the health risks associated with various vitamin D serum levels.
  • describe the major testing methods for vitamin D, their performance characteristics and recent efforts to standardize vitamin D testing.
  • identify and describe the “gold standard” and “reference” methods for vitamin D testing.
  • describe testing or methodological issues or controversies in regards to vitamin D.
  • define the suggested “reference ranges” for serum vitamin D levels and describe their clinical significance and health risks.

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IMPORTANT: This online course is accessible using the following:

Desktop or Laptop Computer – Download the latest Adobe Reader program.

Kindle Fire – No additional App download is necessary.

Apple iPad (all versions) / Nook / Kindle – Recommend purchase of a PDF Reader App, such as GoodReader, Cloudreaders, or Stanza by Amazon. Once downloaded, launch this App to access the course online site in order to logon to and view your course.

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SECTION I: Overview of Vitamin D Chemistry and Metabolism in Humans
SECTION II: Vitamin D’s Role in the Body
SECTION III: Vitamin D Status – Ideal Blood Levels, Deficiency and Toxicity
SECTION IV: Vitamin D Testing
SECTION V: Summary of Vitamin D Test Methods

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