Vitamin D blood spot test detail:
Vitamin D is an essential hormone necessary for formation, growth and health of bones. Vitamin D deficiency has been linked to increased risk for many common diseases, listed below. It is required for immune function and normal calcium absorption. It is recommended the Vitamin D blood spot test be repeated annually.
N.B. Mildly low Vitamin D levels is not considered dangerous. Very low levels of Vitamin D can usually be corrected via Vitamin D supplementation. Hi levels of Vitamin D, (Proficiency) is a more serious condition, but very rarely seen. TestoChecker Functional does not suggest using this test to rule out Excessive Vitamin D due to it being so rarely detected.
Collection method: Dried blood spot technology
The Vitamin D blood spot test requires a few drops of blood from a quick and nearly painless prick of the finger.
Test Method: LC-MS/MS
- Vitamin D2
- Vitamin D3
- Total D
Everything included: The Vitamin D blood spot test kit contains all necessary test request documentation. Print, sign and return with samples using Reply Paid Express Post with Parcel Tracking (included).
- 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
Outcomes and Actions:
Slightly low, or moderately low levels of Vitamin D is not cause for alarm. In fact this can be corrected simply by adding foods rich in Vitamin D to your diet.
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).