87552482

Vitamin D Blood Spot (Test Code 1410)

Vitamin D deficiency has been linked to increased risk for many common and serious diseases, including some common cancers, diabetes, cardiovascular disease and osteoporosis. Studies suggest that exposure to sunlight which enhances the production of vitamin D in the skin, prevents many chronic diseases. Vitamin D is essential for the formation of growth and health of bones. Additionally it is necessary for normal calcium absorption and immune function. It also improves muscle strength and helps reduce inflammation.

Analytes:

• Total Vitamin D
• Vitamin D3
• Vitamin D2

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NutriPATH offer a convenient and meaningful Vitamin D test that assesses both D2 and D3 in dried blood spot technology. This test is significantly useful for children and those who live in rural areas where blood collection centres are limited. This test only requires a few drops of blood from a quick and nearly painless prick of the finger and should be assessed annually.

Common Conditions:

  • Minimal sun exposure
  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Cancer
  • Osteoporosis/osteomalacia
  • Low blood calcium levels
  • Bone/muscle or joint pain
  • Diabetes type I & II
  • Inflammatory bowel diseases
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Chronic fatigue
  • Depression & mood disorders
  • Schizophrenia

 

NOTICE TO PATIENTS

NutriPATH practices in the usual practitioner-referral system for pathology laboratories. Patients are highly recommended to seek the supervision and guidance of a qualified healthcare practitioner for the interpretation of any lab results and associated information. NutriPATH can offer assistance in locating a suitable practitioner.

 

Analytes

Total Vitamin D
Vitamin D3
Vitamin D2