Routine vitamin D testing not justified, panel says

June 23, 2014 8:27 PM

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Routine vitamin D testing not justified, panel says

More and more people are getting tested for vitamin D deficiency, but the value of the tests remains too murky to make them part of routine medical care, an influential advisory group says.

There simply isn't enough evidence that testing the blood of healthy, symptom-free people for vitamin D deficiency will end up improving people's health, says the draft recommendation released Monday by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. The task force — an independent panel whose recommendati...

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