Traditionally, testing of Vitamin D levels has been predominantly used for the diagnosis and management of patients with Vitamin D deficiency. Recent clinical studies though have linked Vitamin D deficiency to various diseases including cancers, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, osteoporosis, multiple sclerosis, Alzheimer’s disease and all-cause mortality. This new understanding of importance of Vitamin D levels has driven an increase in the number of physician requests for total 25-Hydroxy Vitamin D tests in the United States and worldwide.
“Diazyme's new 25-Hydroxy Vitamin D assay provides a convenient and cost effective test method for laboratories of virtually all sizes” said Dr. Chong Yuan, Managing Director of Diazyme Laboratories. “The assay measures the total Vitamin D, and the results are traceable to the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) standard for vitamin D. The assay takes a much shorter time and can be fully automated when it is run on ELISA instruments such as the Dynex DS2® and DSX® platforms. This unique set of features makes the Diazyme 25-Hydroxy Vitamin D assay a valuable diagnostic test for assessing this important analyte.”