A member asked:

Are there new techniques used in assesing nutritional status, or vitamin analysis?

A doctor has provided 1 answer
Dr. Derrick Lonsdale answered

Specializes in Preventive Medicine

Yes: But they need to be developed. Red cell Transketolase activity evaluates for vitamin B1 but is available only at a rare laboratory. The trouble is that vitamin therapy has not yet gained the attention of the majority of physicians.

Answered 10/2/2015



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