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#1 of 4 Old 11-17-2011, 04:35 PM - Thread Starter
 
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The numbers used here are different than in the US.

I had a blood test done recently for myself, and a year ago for my kids. Can someone translate the numbers in comparison with the US ones?

 

Vitamin D 25 Hydoxy

25 OHD2          0     nmo/L

25 OHD3         85    nmo/L

25 OHD           85     nmo/L           normal range: 75-250

 

 

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Vitamin D 25 Hydoxy

25 OHD2       8     nmo/L

25 OHD3     157   nmo/L

25 OHD       165   nmo/L              normal range: 75-250

 

 

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Vitamin D 25 Hydoxy

25 OHD2       10    nmo/L

25 OHD3      140   nmo/L

25 OHD        150  nmo/L                 normal range: 75-250

 

 

 

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Vitamin D 25 Hydoxy

25 OHD2       6     nmo/L

25 OHD3       91 nmo/L

25 OHD         97   nmo/L                            normal range: 75-250

 

We're all taking Vit. D now. How much should we be taking?   I also have some minor joint issues, so I know the Vit. D should help for that too.

 

Thanks.

 

 


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Can anyone help me figure this one out?Thanks.


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I don't know anything about Canada, but have you tried vitamindcouncil.org? 

I have no idea what Canada says, but many docs in the us feel that above 50 is good (vitamindcouncil doctors say this), but other doctors, whom I disagree w/ , say that 20 is fine.  So if Canda has low end of 20 as normal, it would be good to get that up.  HOpe you get some answers!

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Are you close to the US-Canadian border? It seems like the cutoffs for someone in northern NY would be the same as someone in Montreal, but maybe not? Here's a good article on Vitamin D testing that may help you make sense of this. Good luck! Try vitaminD Council too. 

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