Vitamin D Blood Test

£39.00

This test is ideal if you are wanting to know your Vitamin D levels. If you are deficient in Vitamin D you may have muscle weakness, pain, fatigue and depression.

Vitamin D is needed to maintain a healthy body. Vitamin D keeps teeth, muscles and bones healthy and strong, It also helps absorb calcium and fight off viruses.

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Vitamin D Blood Test

Vitamin D is found in sunlight and foods we eat such as fatty fish and fortified dairy products.

Health conditions such as coeliacs disease, chrohns, poor diet, obesity, kidney and liver disease can cause Vitamin D deficiency along with age, skin colour and mobility (due to not going outdoors much resulting in lack of sun exposure).

As we age our skin had reduced ability to make Vitamin D and the darker our skin the less we are able to make Vitamin D compared to a fair skinned person.

If we suffer with Vitamin D deficiency it can lead to loss of bone density resulting in osteoporosis and increased risk of fractures. In children, in severe cases which is very rarely found in developed countries, it can lead to rickets.

Treatment to Vitamin D deficiency can be sought from increased sun exposure, eating more enriched Vitamin D foods or if suitable taking a supplement.

Testing for Vitamin D deficiency

The test can be performed using a small amount of blood from a finger prick which you can do yourself.

How often should I have a Vitamin D blood test?

We recommend checking your Vitamin levels annually unless you experience any health changes or commence a weight loss programme which involves a restricted diet.

Other Questions

  • Fatigue
  • Tiredness
  • Muscle weakness
  • Aches and cramps
  • Bone pain
  • Depression
  • Hair loss
  • Recurrent infections

This blood test is to check on:

  • Vitamin D levels

The test should be taken on an empty stomach first thing in a morning before any food, drinks, medication or dietary supplements. The test will need to be returned on the same day.

Collection method: Finger prick
Results available: 5.6 days after the sample has reached the laboratory.

Vitamin D levels

This test will measure the levels of Vitamin D in your body.

How it Works

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1. Order and Receive Your Test
Order your Blood Test. Receive it directly at home or work. Delivered by courier with Free shipping.
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2. Take the Easy Finger-prick Blood Test
Activate your test online. Collect 2-3 drops of blood.
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3. Freepost your Blood sample to our laboratories
Use the pre-paid package to post to our laboratories. Simply drop it into your nearest high-priority Royal Mail postbox.
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4. Our laboratory team run the tests
Tests are run by our staff in a clean and secure environment. All possible measures are taken to keep Vampires out.
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5. Receive Your Results within 7 days
We will email you to inform you that your blood test results are ready. Login to your account to review the results.
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6. Track your levels over time
With regular ongoing tests, you can track your results. Check if you're improving healthily or where changes could be made.

What’s In The Test?

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Home to laboratory kit
  • Blood Test
  • A prepaid return envelope (UK & Ireland only)
  • Two single-use lancets
  • One blood collection tube
  • One blood collection tube label
  • One plastic blood collection tube case
  • Two adhesive plasters
  • A cleansing wipe

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