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Vitamin D Microsample (Test Code 1410)

Collection Method

Microsample

Turn Around Time

3 Business Days

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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.

NutriPATH offer a convenient Vitamin D test that assesses both the active and inactive form of Vitamin D. This test is significantly useful for children and those who live in rural areas where blood collection centres are limited.

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

Reference:

Tripkovic L, Lambert H, Hart K, et al. Comparison of vitamin D2 and vitamin D3 supplementation in raising serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D status: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Am J Clin Nutr. 2012;95(6):1357‐1364. doi:10.3945/ajcn.111.031070

Test Method

Automated chemistry

Analytes

25-OH Vitamon D (Body’s Reserve)

1,25-OH Vitamin D (Active Form)

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