Vitamin D is an essential hormone necessary for formation, growth and health of the [approximately] 210 bones in our body. Vitamin D deficiency has been linked to increased risk for some common diseases. It’s also required for good immune function and normal calcium uptake.
Be aware, this test requires the user to attend the nearest specimen collection centre.
Why Test Vitamin D?
Vitamin D deficiency is fairly common and usually nothing that can’t be corrected with some simple changes to diet or lifestyle. Very low Vitamin D, or worse, Vitamin D proficiency (excess), are both more serious and should be investigated with the help of suitably qualified healthcare professionals.
“The Working Group of the Australian and New Zealand Bone and Mineral Society, Endocrine Society of Australia and Osteoporosis Australia have recommended that the Vitamin D level should be greater than 50 nmol/L.“
About this test
With this test we are measuring:
- Vitamin D2
- Vitamin D3
- Total D
Sample collection method: SST Serum blood draw. (Visit the nearest Collection Centre↓).
Collection Centres: Locate the Collection Centre nearest to you by using the search tool – Closest Clinic To Me.
Test cost is total, no other fee’s or charges apply.
Test Results: Include results coded coloured chart, summary and advice in cases where an irregularity is revealed.
Test method: Liquid Chromatography/ Triple Quadrupole Mass Spectrometry (LC-MS/MS) instrumentation is used to quantitatively evaluate patient blood specimens for levels of vitamin D (total, 25-hydroxy D2 and D3).
Test model – Elisa™
Testing laboratory – NutriPATH™.
- Purchase the test which will be sent same day <5PM AEST by Guaranteed Express Post.
- Attend the nearest Collection Centre with your test kit & referral form.
- Allow approximately 7 days to receive your results by email .PDF.
- Severe fatigue
- Minimal sun exposure
- Rheumatoid arthritis
- Cardiovascular disease
- Low blood calcium levels
- Diabetes type I & II
- Inflammatory bowel diseases
- Multiple sclerosis
- Bone/muscle or joint pain
- Depression & mood disorders
Vitamin D Testing – Outcomes and Actions
Slightly low, or moderately low levels of Vitamin D is not cause for alarm. This can sometimes be corrected by adding foods rich in Vitamin D to your diet. More serious Vitamin D irregularity should always be discussed with your treating physician, your family GP or other suitable qualified healthcare professional.
Vitamin D is also referred to by other names such as:
- Calcitriol (or 1,25-dihydroxyvitamin D)
- Ergocalciferol (vitamin D2)
- Cholecalciferol (vitamin D3)
- Calcidiol (25-hydroxyvitamin D)
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[Updated 06.04.2023 @ 1426hrs]