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NIST offers Vitamin D SRM

This article was originally published in The Tan Sheet

Executive Summary

The National Institute of Standards and Technology offers a new standard reference material, SRM 972, for vitamin D in human serum. The material will help labs more accurately measure patients' vitamin D levels so physicians can diagnose accurately when people are deficient, NIST said. It added physicians are testing vitamin D levels more in part because recent studies link low levels of vitamin D to increased risk of certain diseases (1"The Tan Sheet" June 1, 2009)

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