Pink Sheet is part of Informa PLC

This site is operated by a business or businesses owned by Informa PLC and all copyright resides with them. Informa PLC’s registered office is 5 Howick Place, London SW1P 1WG. Registered in England and Wales. Number 8860726.

This copy is for your personal, non-commercial use. For high-quality copies or electronic reprints for distribution to colleagues or customers, please call +44 (0) 20 3377 3183

Printed By

UsernamePublicRestriction
UsernamePublicRestriction

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)

You may also be interested in...



More NIST supplement standards on the way

The National Institute of Standards and Technology soon will offer standard reference material and certificates of analysis for a berry suite, including cranberries, bilberries and blueberries, a green tea suite and tocopherols in edible oil. NIST has other dietary supplement materials in the acquisition phase, including St. John's Wort, pomegranate and turmeric, said NIST research chemist Kate Rimmer. NIST prioritizes SRM development based on safety concerns and market share for particular supplements, Rimmer said Nov. 11 at the SupplySide West trade show and conference in Las Vegas. The Department of Commerce agency sells the reference substances to manufacturers looking to develop or calibrate lab validation methods. NIST recently began offering an SRM for vitamin D in human serum (1"The Tan Sheet" Oct. 12, 2009, In Brief)

Lack of Vitamin D may be linked to dementia

Researchers should investigate whether vitamin D deficiency is linked to Alzheimer's disease, says William Grant of the Sunlight, Nutrition and Health Research Center. He explains in the May 2009 issue of the Journal of Alzheimer's Disease that low serum levels of 25-hydroxyvitamin D are associated with cardiovascular disease, diabetes and oral health - all of which are risk factors for or precede dementia

Grail Starts PATHFINDER Trial To Evaluate Multi-Cancer Blood Test For Early Cancer Detection

Grail announced it will enroll about 6,200 people in an interventional, multi-center study evaluating its multi-cancer early-detection blood test. This is the first time health care providers will use this test to help guide patient care.

Topics

UsernamePublicRestriction

Register

PS103420

Ask The Analyst

Please Note: You can also Click below Link for Ask the Analyst
Ask The Analyst

Your question has been successfully sent to the email address below and we will get back as soon as possible. my@email.address.

All fields are required.

Please make sure all fields are completed.

Please make sure you have filled out all fields

Please make sure you have filled out all fields

Please enter a valid e-mail address

Please enter a valid Phone Number

Ask your question to our analysts

Cancel