Date of publication: September 27, 2017

Medical Education

What is the Right Vitamin D Target Level?

Vitamin D metabolism is central to the endocrine regulation of calcium and phosphorus homeostasis and its deficiency can result in serious morbidity including secondary hyperparathyroidism and fractures[1]. This downloadable presentation summarises the consequence of vitamin D insufficiency, discusses the vitamin D levels we should be targeting in our patients with CKD, and explores the possible benefits and challenges of correcting vitamin D levels.

This presentation was developed by the COMPACT RENAL editorial team in association with Professor Stuart Sprague (NorthShore University HealthSystem and University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine, USA) who is a member of the COMPACT RENAL advisory board.



  1. Holick MF et al. J Clin Endocrinol Metab 2011;96:1911–30.
  2. Adapted from Levin A et al. Kidney Int 2007;71:31–8.

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