Vitamin D Test
This in-clinic vitamin D health screening test can detect if you’re suffering from a vitamin D deficiency. Virtually every cell in the body has vitamin D receptors, meaning they all require sufficient levels for adequate functioning. Low levels of vitamin D can lead to bone conditions, immune disorders, teeth and muscle problems, as well as wide a range of other medical issues. With this professional in-clinic blood test, you can detect your vitamin D levels and take action to alleviate symptoms and improve your overall health.
- Rapid, same-day results
- Quick, accurate way to detect vitamin D deficiency to alleviate symptoms
- Painless procedure, conducted by healthcare professionals
- Guidance from a professional clinician
- Early screening for peace of mind
About the Vitamin D Test
Virtually every cell in our body has receptors for Vitamin D, meaning that they all require “sufficient” level of Vitamin D for adequate functioning. The health risks associated with Vitamin D deficiency are far more severe than previously thought. Vitamin deficiency has been linked to various serious diseases: osteoporosis, osteomalacia, multiple sclerosis, cardiovascular diseases, pregnancy complications, diabetes, depression, strokes, autoimmune diseases, flu, different cancers, infectious diseases, alzheimer, obesity and higher mortality etc.
The Vitamin D test is an immunoassay based on the principle of competitive binding. During testing, the mixture migrates upward on the membrane chromatographically by capillary action. The membrane is pre-coated with 25 (OH) D antigens on the test line region of the strip. During testing, 25 (OH) D present in the specimen will compete with 25 (OH) D on the test line for a limited amount of anti-25 OH Vitamin D antibodies in the conjugate. The higher concentration of 25 (OH) D in the specimen, the lighter would be the T line. The result will be read according to the Colour card provided with the kit. To serve as a procedural control, a coloured line will always appear in the control line region indicating that proper volume of specimen has been added and membrane wicking has occurred.
Please ensure that you read the instructions for use before taking this test.
If your test is positive it is highly likely that you are vitamin D deficient. It is important that you seek advice from your own GP in order to have a full blood test taken to establish exactly how low your level is. This will help inform the best treatment for you. Presently, you can purchase Vitamin D tablets from your local pharmacy or supermarket. You should ensure you purchase a minimum dosage of 800iu.
If your test is negative it is highly likely that your Vitamin D levels are sufficient. You do not need to access any further treatment.
Book your Vitamin D Test In-Clinic
Liverpool City Centre
Mon – Thur: 08:00 – 18:00
Fri: 08:00 – 17:00