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Marqueurs biologiques des statuts vitaminiques B12 et D: aspects analytiques d'importance clinique [Biological markers for the status of vitamins B12 and D: the importance of some analytical aspects in relation to clinical interpretation of results].
Revue Médicale Suisse
Publication types: English Abstract ; Journal Article
Biological markers for the status of vitamins B12 and D: the importance of some analytical aspects in relation to clinical interpretation of results When vitamin B12 deficiency is expressed clinically, the diagnostic performance of total cobalamin is identical to that of holotranscobalamin II. In subclinical B12 deficiency, the two aforementioned markers perform less well. Additional analysis of a second, functional marker (methylmalonate or homocysteine) is recommended. Different analytical approaches for 25-hydroxyvitamin D quantification, the marker of vitamin D deficiency, are not yet standardized. Measurement biases of up to +/- 20% compared with the original method used to establish threshold values are still observed.
Biological Markers/blood, Homocysteine/blood, Humans, Methylmalonic Acid/blood, Transcobalamins/analysis, Vitamin B 12/blood, Vitamin B 12 Deficiency/blood, Vitamin B 12 Deficiency/diagnosis, Vitamin D/blood, Vitamin D Deficiency/blood, Vitamin D Deficiency/diagnosis
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