DiaSorin commercialized the first Vitamin D assay more than 25 years ago and have maintained its pioneering spirit through the process of continuous improvement of Vitamin D assays.
The role of Vitamin D in regulating circulating levels of calcium and phosphorous to ensure normal bone mineralization is well known. Emerging evidence correlates insufficient levels of Vitamin D to an increased risk of developing non skeletal pathologies.
The diverse effects of Vitamin D are mediated by receptors that regulate hundreds of genes. Thus maintaining sufficient Vitamin D levels is key to maintaining good health. Although Vitamin D3 (cholecalciferol) can be synthesized in the skin upon exposure to ultraviolet-B (UVB) radiation, Vitamin D deficiency is common throughout the world with an estimated one billion people affected.