I am a HBV e-antigen -ve carrier. I just got my first Vit-d test results as follows,
Component Your Value Standard Range Units Flag
VITAMIN D,25-OH,TOTAL 18 30 - 100 ng/mL L
VITAMIN D,25-OH,D3 18 ng/mL
VITAMIN D,25-OH,D2 < 4.0 ng/mL
and here is the advice from my doctor (primary not GI)
"Please begin Vitamin D2 50,000 IU (International Units) once a week for 8 weeks, and then return to the lab for a repeat check one week after you finish these pills. I have sent a prescription to your preferred pharmacy and have placed an order for your follow-up test at the lab. After you reach a normal level of vitamin D, you will need to increase your maintenance dose by about 1000-1200 IU/day, which we can discuss after your next test. Please call my office if you have any questions".
Is this recommendation standard? How come he didn't mention taking D3 supplement?
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