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If a patient had vitamin d deficiency for years will other blood results such as calcium show high or low levels?

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Dr. Linda DiMeglio
Pediatric Endocrinology 28 years experience
Likely normal or low: Prolonged vitamin d deficiency can be associated with low circulating levels of calcium. Often, though if there is adequate dietary calcium intake and even occasional vitamin d intake through diet or production through sun exposure, circulating calcium levels can be normal (although other lab values such as parathyroid hormone (PTH) or alkaline phosphatase will be high and serum phosphate low).

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Hampton, GA
A 37-year-old female asked:

Would calcium blood levels or other blood results show low if patient had vitamin d deficiency for years with out knowing?

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Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Orthopedic Surgery 49 years experience
Yes: The blood test shows the level of vitamin d at that that time of the blood test.

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