Dispute over target groups for vitamin D tests

GPs face increasingly conflicted advice on vitamin D testing, with specialists suggesting broader screening while government authorities are clamping down on pathology orders.

Two medical colleges are revamping their policies, expanding recommendations for vitamin D screening of pregnant women, conflicting with RACGP advice and a National Prescribing Service (NPS) campaign.

The Australian and New Zealand Bone and Mineral Society will shortly update its position statement on vitamin D in conjunction with the Endocrine Society of Australia, president