Vitamin D is an essential hormone necessary for formation, growth and health of bones. 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.
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. Seriously low Vitamin D, or worse, Vitamin D proficiency, which is when Vitamin D levels are too high, 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.” Source: Internet.
About this test
- Vitamin D2 LC/MS/MS
- Vitamin D3 LC/MS/MS
- Total D LC/MS/MS
Collection method: Finger prick blood spot Serum Separator Tube (SST)
Test time: about 7 business days.
Contact free: Yes
Express Post: Yes, tracking included.
Results: Include results coded coloured chart, summary.
Test method: Liquid Chromatography Mass Spectrometry (LCMS)*.
Test model – Elisa™
Warning: The Vitamin D blood spot test sample collection requires some skill. It may be an idea to check the link below to see if you think it’s something you can manage.
With the labs approval, TestoChecker has developed a breakdown of the steps involved during SST Blood Spot sample collection, including a link to the Blood Spot Collection Video tutorial. The guidance provided here does not supersede the Primary Instruction by the testing lab, found within the Vitamin D test kit. It may be helpful though!
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
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)
*What is Liquid Chromatography Mass Spectrometry?
LC-MS is an highly advanced piece of laboratory equipment used in:
- the detection of residual chemical compounds.
- confirmatory identification of small organic molecules.
- confirmation and quantitation (i.e. detection and measurement) of many forms of contaminant, pollutants and adulterants in pharmaceutical and food samples—for example, vanilla.
[Updated 19.05.2022 @ 1341hrs]