This test is the sum measurement of 25-OH-vitamin D2 and 25-OH-Vitamin-D3 and is an appropriate indicator of the total Vitamin D storage i the body. Vitamin D total test is recommended in abnormal calcium, phosphorous and parathyroid hormone detection. Being at high risk of deficiency, bone weakness, or before starting osteoporosis, and for periodic monitoring of Vitamin D deficiency, total Vitamin D test may be ordered.
An Erythrocyte Sedimentation Rate (ESR) test can study inflammatory conditions such as rheumatoid, systemic lupus erythematosus and arthritis. The test may also be ordered in cause a person is suffering from high fever, some kind of muscle problems or arthritis.