The effects of vitamin D2 and D3 supplementation on circulating concentrations of 25(OH)D3 require reliable analytical tools for specific determination of 25(OH)D3 and 25(OH)D2. We have developed a highly specific 25-OH Vitamin D3 ELISA with negligible cross-reactivity towards 25(OH)D2.
25(OH)D3 concentrations were measured in several study participants; 1) 641 healthy men and women; 2) 39 postmenopausal women receiving 400-800 IU vitamin D3 daily for 4 months; 3) 45 men and women with hip fracture receiving 1000 IU vitamin D2 daily for 3 months.
This 25-OH Vitamin D3 ELISA had minimal cross-reactivity to 25(OH)D2, (0.7%), and demonstrated a high correlation (r2 = 0.93) with 25(OH)D3 determined by HPLC. 25(OH)D3 increased by 14% in subjects receiving vitamin D3 for 4 months (p