Vitamin A Blood Test
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Vitamin A Blood Test
A Vitamin A Blood Test is a useful way of monitoring your nutrition levels. The test is able to analyse if you have deficient Vitamin A levels and can indicate if further treatment or a dietary supplement is required.
- Vitamin A
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Vitamin A (a.k.a. Retinol) is a type of fat-soluble nutrient that can be absorbed by the body from foods. A good source of vitamin A is fatty foods like meat, salmon, cream, whole milk, etc. Vitamin A is recognised to build immunity and stimulate the production of white blood cells. A deficiency of Vitamin A can cause anaemia, night blindness, dry skin, infection-prone skin, weak immune system. Vitamin A can be harmful if consumed in excess quantities hence, it is important to main optimum levels of this vitamin in the body.
Have you been feeling any of these symptoms lately?
The Vitamin A blood test is suitable for individuals experiencing one or more of the following symptoms:
1. Blurry vision at night
2. Dry skin patches
3. Itchy skin
4. Dry eyes
Symptoms of vitamin A and mineral deficiencies
-Dry, itchy skin
-Rough, scaly skin
-Slow wound healing
Why do people need nutrition tests?
-People who don't eat enough fruits and vegetables may be at risk for vitamin A and mineral deficiencies.
-People with certain medical conditions may also need to take supplements.
-Pregnant women and young children are especially at risk for vitamin A deficiency. They need extra vitamins and minerals to support their growing bodies.
- Talk to your doctor before taking any supplements. This is especially important if you have a medical condition or are taking other medications.
- Be sure to read the labels on supplements carefully. Make sure you know how much of each vitamin and mineral you're getting.
-Vitamin A and iron supplements can be harmful in large doses. Be sure to follow the instructions on the label.
Mineral Panel Test
Your doctor may recommend a blood test to check for a vitamin A deficiency. The test measures the level of a protein called retinol-binding protein (RBP). RBP is involved in the absorption of vitamin A from food. Low levels of RBP can be a sign of a vitamin A deficiency. Your doctor may also recommend other tests, such as a liver function test, to check for problems with your liver. This organ stores vitamin A.
Treatment for vitamin a deficiency
If you have a vitamin A deficiency, your doctor will likely recommend that you take a supplement. You may also need to eat more foods that are rich in vitamin A, such as carrots, sweet potatoes, and squash. In severe cases, you may need to receive injections of vitamin A.
Prevention of vitamin a deficiency
You can help prevent a vitamin A deficiency by eating a balanced diet that includes plenty of fruits and vegetables. If you're at risk for a deficiency, your doctor may recommend that you take a supplement.
Why take a test?
Most people do not need to take a vitamin A test. You may need to take a vitamin A test if you have certain conditions that can affect your body's ability to absorb or use vitamin A. These conditions include:
- Certain liver diseases
- Kidney disease
- Malabsorption syndromes such as celiac disease or Crohn's disease
- Certain genetic disorders
You may also need to take a vitamin A test if you are taking medications that can affect your vitamin A levels. These medications include:
- Weight-loss surgery
If you are pregnant or breast-feeding, you may also need to take a vitamin A test to make sure you are getting enough of this important nutrient.
Experts Opinion on Vitamin A Tests
"As a doctor, we use this test to check your vitamin A levels so that you can either top up and optimise your levels as necessary or, maintain what you’re doing if it's adequate. This test can also be used to ensure your levels aren't too high, as vitamin A can cause toxicity levels on higher intake doses."
How to take a home blood test
Collecting a blood sample for your finger prick home test is straightforward. Watch the video below for more details on how to take a home blood test.
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Vitamin A Blood Test Information
Specification of Vitamin A Blood Test
- Test name: Vitamin A Blood Test
- Also known as & related tests:
- Test tube:
- Brand: Welzo
- Turn around time: Approx. 24 hours
- Lab test ranges:
- Test Kit Marking: MHRA/UKCA
- Location of Lab: United Kingdom
What is a Vitamin A Blood Test?
A Vitamin A Blood Test is a home health test offered by Welzo. The Vitamin A Blood Test can be taken from the comfort of your home using a finger prick sample, which is then sent back to our lab for analysis and interpretation.
What does a Vitamin A Blood Test for?
A Vitamin A Blood Test tests for the following: .
What are the benefits of a Vitamin A Blood Test?
Checking your health through the use of Vitamin A Blood Test is an important way to track your health. Home testing offers the convenience of conducting health assessments in the comfort of your own home, while enabling quicker, more private results without the need for visiting a healthcare facility.
Can a GP review my Vitamin A Blood Test?
Yes, Welzo offers a GP review service for the Vitamin A Blood Test. Follow the link if you would like to have an online GP appointment with your Vitamin A Blood Test.
Are Vitamin A Blood Tests available on the NHS?
The NHS offers Vitamin A Blood Tests subject to eligibility requirements, consultations and local guidelines.
Vitamin A Blood Test Kit and Ordering
How can a Vitamin A Blood Test be ordered?
A Vitamin A Blood Test can be ordered online through Welzo's secure checkout. Select the Vitamin A Blood Test and add the patient's name and details, then checkout for next-day delivery.
What is included in the Vitamin A Blood Test test kit?
The Vitamin A Blood Test contains the following items in the test kit:
- 1 x UN3373 Test Kit for Biological Substances Category B (test kit design may vary from images displayed online depending on the test selected.
- 1 x Free Return Label
- 1 x Finger Prick Lancet / Urine Sample Pouch or Swab (depending on the test ordered)
- 1 x Cleansing Wipe/ Alcohol Swab
Vitamin A Blood Test Biomarkers and Results
What biomarkers are tested for in a Vitamin A Blood Test?
The Vitamin A Blood Test checks for the following biomarkers:
What are the results ranges for a Vitamin A Blood Test?
Vitamin A Blood Test reference ranges vary based on age, sex, population sample and numeric test result ranges. However, once you complete your tests, you will receive clear reference ranges for your Vitamin A Blood Test.
What is a normal test range for Vitamin A Blood Test?
The Vitamin A Blood Test range will be provided on the advanced Welzo reporting panel which will factor in multiple aspects such as age, population size comparison and biological sex.
Vitamin A Blood Test Procedure and Timing
When should a Vitamin A Blood Test be taken?
It is best to take a Vitamin A Blood Test first thing in the morning.
How long does a Vitamin A Blood Test take?
The typical turnaround for a Vitamin A Blood Test is 24 hours from receipt at the Welzo laboratory, Monday to Thursday. However, results may come back faster or slower depending on how busy the Welzo laboratory is and if you have requested any biomarkers that take longer to test for. In this case, results can take up to 5 days.
Are there any special preparations required before taking the Vitamin A Blood Test (e.g., fasting)?
We will let you know via email if there are any special requirements for the Vitamin A Blood Test. However, typically we recommend you take a Vitamin A Blood Test first thing in the morning, fasted.
What is the best time to post my Vitamin A Blood Test?
The best time to return your Vitamin A Blood Test sample is Monday to Thursday, before 14:00 to ensure the product arrives at our lab on time for same-day analysis.
What sample is required for a Vitamin A Blood Test?
The Vitamin A Blood Test requires a capillary blood sample using a that is collected from a finger-prick blood sample.
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