Dr. Holick shares if any doctor can perform the 25-hydroxy vitamin D test.
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Dr. Holick: Any doctor can get this test performed for you but they have to use the right coding. Otherwise, they won’t get reimbursed and you wind up having to pay for the test. So for example, vitamin D deficiency, if you tell your doctor it’s 268.9, that’s the code for vitamin D deficiency or if they have a code for osteoporosis or for other related diseases for vitamin D, they could use that, but 268.9 is for vitamin D deficiency. And if a person is coming in complaining of aches and pains in their bones and muscles, it would be appropriate to be using that as a potential diagnosis for vitamin D deficiency.
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