• Sharon Pitt Sharon Pitt
    March 28, 2011
    What is the normal range for vitamin D blood levels in infants/young children - is it the same as for adults? Thanks
    Sharon Pitt Sharon Pitt
    March 28, 2011

FROM OUR EXPERTS

  • Pam Flores
    Health Guide
    March 28, 2011
    Pam Flores
    Health Guide
    March 28, 2011

    Hi Sharon, welcome... If you've recently had your childs vitamin D level checked, get the print out from the Dr. or Lab and it will tell you what the normal/reference range is for the age of the patient being tested.

     

    Labs vary some on this figure depending on population studies and location.  If you have the print out look for the "normal" score for the childs age.

     

    Good luck...

    • Sharon Pitt
      March 29, 2011
      Sharon Pitt
      March 29, 2011

      Hi Pam

      Thanks for your reply.

      However, the test is not one that has been carried out yet. I am a nutritionist and would like to test vitamin D3 levels in one of my paediatric patients. I do this often for adults and the range given for the lab I use is 51-163 nmol/L. However, this lab and another I use have both said that they don't have a 'normal' range for children. I just wondered if anyone knew what the normal range was for young children or whether it is the same as for adults.

      Thanks

      Sharon

      READ MORE
    • Pam Flores
      March 30, 2011
      Pam Flores
      Health Guide
      March 30, 2011

      Hi Sharon:  Sorry but I only know the reference range for adults.  At my lab it's anything between 30 ng/mL and 100 ng/mL.  I thought there had to be a reference range for children since you'd need a 25 (OH) D in conjunction with other tests for a rickets diagnosis, etc.

       

      I'll see what I can find out...

      READ MORE

FROM OUR COMMUNITY

  • Moin November 11, 2013
    Moin
    November 11, 2013

    The reference range of total vitamin D (25-hydroxy) for ALL ages is 32 to 100 ng/mL.

    READ MORE
You should know Answers to your question are meant to provide general health information but should not replace medical advice you receive from a doctor. No answers should be viewed as a diagnosis or recommended treatment for a condition. Content posted by community members does not necessarily reflect the views of Remedy Health Media, which also reserves the right to remove material deemed inappropriate.