Vitamin D Test
Home Test: €79 – FREE SHIPPING (ROI)
Vitamin D has many benefits including keeping your immune system strong, and maintaining bone health.
Vitamin D deficiencies can lead to fragile weak bones, possible fractures, back pain, pain in bones, Rickets or Osteomalacia , symptoms of fatigue, and tiredness, or a depressed mood.
A Vitamin D test can be performed in the comfort of your own home.
✔ Suitable for both adults and children
✔ Performed in the comfort of your own home
✔ Simple, easy and quick to perform
✔ Small sample required for analysis
✔ Samples analysed by a fully accredited Irish medical laboratory
✔ Samples are posted directly back to the laboratory in a prepaid package that fits through a standard postbox
✔ FREE SHIPPING ROI
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Deficiencies can lead to fragile weak bones, possible fractures, back pain, pain in bones, Rickets or Osteomalacia , symptoms of fatigue, and tiredness, or a depressed mood.
Vitamin D is a fat-soluble vitamin. A fat-soluble vitamin means it can be stored by the body and released when needed.
Vitamin D is most commonly produced in the skin as cholecalciferol (D3). There are different forms of Vitamin D, but the most important is D3. It can be formed naturally from sunlight exposure as the UVB rays helps the body produce Vitamin D from cholesterol. Vitamin D can also be found in found sources such as dairy, oily fish, egg yolk, and cod liver oil.
Vitamin D derived from either our skin or from food begins as an inactive form. It first travels to the liver and becomes the circulating form of Vitamin D (calcifediol (25-OH D)). It then travels to the kidneys where it is transformed to the active form called calcitriol which is more effective than circulating Vitamin D.
Vitamin D has many benefits including keeping your immune system strong, and maintaining bone health. It has been shown that taking vitamin D supplements may reduce the risk of respiratory infections.
Because Vitamin D is fat soluble vitamin (your body can’t get rid of excessive intake from supplements) over consumption of Vitamin D (in large doses) can elevate calcium and phosphate levels. This can result in side effects including an upset stomach. It can also cause a build-up of calcium salts (calcification) in the heart, kidneys, and lungs.
Causes of low Vitamin D levels can include inadequate sunlight exposure, low dietary intake of Vitamin D, conditions that affect the absorption of vitamin D, obesity, darker skin tone.
This test measures the levels of 25-hydroxy Vitamin D in the Blood.
Finger prick, self-collection home testing kit. Full instructions included in testing kit Take your test first thing in the morning following an overnight fast. *samples must be posted back the same day using the free post address box.
Samples are analysed by a fully accredited laboratory. Accreditation by ISO15189, is the International Standard for Medical Laboratories.
Testing Age: Adults & Children
Referral: No referral required
Results: Approx 7 working days
Testing Kit Fee: €79
HOME TEST KIT CONTENTS
✔ 1 x Blood collection tube
✔ 2 x Lancets
✔ 1 x Blood Collection tube case
✔ 1 x Alcohol swab
✔ 1 x Adhesive dressing
✔ 1 x Pre-paid postage mailer
✔ 1 x Blue security sticker
✔ 1 x Biohazard bag
✔ 1 x Test Instructions
✔ 1 x Consent Form
Terms & Conditions
It is assumed that the details provided at the time of purchase (Name & Address) are that of the patient. If this is not the case and the test is being purchased for a family member etc, please notify us immediately after purchase with the patient details.
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