Mayo Clinic Laboratory and Pathology Research Roundup: April 4

The Research Roundup provides an overview of the past week’s research from Mayo Medical Laboratories consultants, including a featured article of the week, abstracts, and complete list of published studies and reviews.

Featured Study of the Week

Testing for Vitamin D Toxicity

VitaminD-960x540Vitamin D is essential for the metabolism and stable equilibrium of calcium and phosphate—elements that are necessary for the growth and development of bones and teeth. Vitamin D also aids in the normal functioning of the body’s nervous system. However, in this era of increased supplementation, there is growing evidence that individuals may be at risk of vitamin D toxicity as a result of overdosing. For patients with vitamin D-related disorders, clinicians measure serum concentrations of 25(OH) D, which have been used as a nutritional marker for assessment of optimum vitamin D supplementation. Researchers at Mayo Clinic developed a liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry (LC-MS/MS) assay to effectively measure vitamin D toxicity. The study was published in Clinical Chemistry.

Published to PubMed This Week

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Kelley Luedke is a Marketing Channel Manager at Mayo Clinic Laboratories. She is the principle editor and writer of Insights and leads social media and direct marketing strategy. Kelley has worked at Mayo Clinic since 2013. Outside of work, you can find Kelley running, traveling, playing with her kitty, and exploring new foods.