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My dr told me I have a 12 vitamin d level. What does that mean?

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Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
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In brief: Vitamin D level

First, when you get lab values, you need to get the units it's measured in, in this case either nmol/l or ng/ml since the numbers for "normal" vary accordingly.
Also, do not be afraid to ask your doc what that value means. I'm assuming it's 12 ng/ml, which is just above the cutoff point for "deficiency" and still in the "inadequate for bone and overall health" range. Ask doc about supplements.

In brief: Vitamin D level

First, when you get lab values, you need to get the units it's measured in, in this case either nmol/l or ng/ml since the numbers for "normal" vary accordingly.
Also, do not be afraid to ask your doc what that value means. I'm assuming it's 12 ng/ml, which is just above the cutoff point for "deficiency" and still in the "inadequate for bone and overall health" range. Ask doc about supplements.
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