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Vitamin K is an umbrella term that refers to phylloquinone (Kl), which comes from plants, and a series of menaquinones (K2), which are converted from Kl by bacteria in the gut.
The test is intended for use with the Sofia analyzer to aid in the assessment of Vitamin D sufficiency and is the first quantitative assay on Sofia.
Majority (85.6%, n=161) prescribed vitamin D levels in patients of hypovitaminosis D.
Vitamin K1's known function is for proper blood clotting.
Results: Overall, the mean level of serum 25(OH )D was <20 IU in 70% female and 30% male which is recognized as vitamin D deficiency.
Vitamin K is important in blood clotting; it acts as a coenzyme in the production of prothrombin and assists in the creation of three more proteins needed for the process.
Vitamin D acts on vitamin D receptors (VDR) in target cells, where it forms heterodimers with the retinoid X receptor (RXR), which activate vitamin D target genes.
Vitamin D is a fat-soluble vitamin that is essential for human health.
Vitamin D is an essential vitamin, the deficiency of which can cause serious diseases like cancer, cardiovascular disease, osteoarthritis, and autoimmune disorders.
The "D" represents the two major forms of vitamin D, vitamin D2 (ergocalciferol) and vitamin D3 (cholecalciferol).