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Test and sample information

This is a searchable database of information about tests offered by Pathology at the Royal Derby Hospital. 

If there are any comments on specific test content please contact john.monaghan@nhs.net .

For further patient information on pathology tests please visit: www.labtestsonline.org.uk

Test
Vitamin D (25-OH vitamin D)
Sample
Blood
Sample container
Vacutainer / Red / Serum
Volume required
2 mL
Special requirements for specimen collection
No special dietary restriction is necessary
Reference Ranges
50 - 144 nmol/L
Storage
Freezer
Discipline
Biochemistry
Clinical notes
Main use is in chronic renal failure, and in the investigation of patients with suspected osteomalacia, rickets or obscure hyper- or hypo-calcaemia.
Turn around time
5 working days
Last modified: 02/08/2017