Vitamin Deficiency Test
A Vitamin Deficiency Test can help to determine if you are missing any essential vitamins. This type of test can be especially helpful for people who have a history of eating disorders or for those who are pregnant or breastfeeding.
- Vitamin B12
- Vitamin D
Who is this for?
Vitamin B12 active
Vitamin B12 is a vitamin that's essential for many functions in your body, including red blood cell production and nerve function. Vitamin B12 can be found in food, supplements, and fortified foods. If you don't get enough vitamin B12, you may develop anaemia or nerve damage. A normal vitamin B12 level is 200 to 900 ng/mL. If you have a low vitamin B12 level, your doctor may recommend that you take a supplement or eat foods that are fortified with vitamin B12.
Folate, folic acid or a vitamin B test checks for the serum levels of folate in the blood. Folate is essential in the healthy creation and regulation of your body's red blood cells. A typical folate rate is considered 2.7 to 17 nanograms per millilitre (ng/mL). A result lower than 2.7 ng/ml can mean you have a deficiency.
Vitamin D is a vitamin that's essential for many functions in your body, including bone and muscle health. Vitamin D can be found in food, supplements, and fortified foods. If you don't get enough vitamin D, you may develop osteoporosis or muscle weakness. An average vitamin D level is 20 to 50 ng/mL. If you have a low vitamin D level, we may recommend that you take a vitamin D supplement or eat foods fortified with vitamin D.
Have you been feeling any of these symptoms lately?
The Vitamin Deficiency blood test is suitable for individuals experiencing one or more of the following symptoms:
1. Inflammation of the tongue
2. Fatigue and shortness of breath
3. Loss of appetite
4. Increased rate of heartbeat
5. Anxiety/ Depression
6. Weakness of bones and muscles
7. Reduced cognitive ability
Your doctor will likely recommend a blood test if you are displaying symptoms of a vitamin deficiency. Symptoms can include fatigue, muscle weakness, bone pain, and rashes. A blood test can measure the levels of vitamins in your blood and can help identify which vitamin or vitamins you may be lacking.
If you are diagnosed with a vitamin deficiency, your doctor will likely recommend that you take supplements to correct the problem. In some cases, you may need to change your diet to include more foods that are high in the missing vitamin or vitamins.
Vitamin deficiencies can lead to a number of health problems. If you don't get enough of certain vitamins, you may experience symptoms like fatigue, weakness, and dizziness. Vitamin deficiencies can also cause more serious problems like anemia and osteoporosis.
To avoid vitamin deficiencies, make sure to eat a balanced diet that includes plenty of fruits and vegetables. You should also take a daily multivitamin supplement to ensure that you're getting all the vitamins you need. If you have any concerns about your vitamin intake, talk to your doctor or a registered dietitian. They can help you create a dietary plan that's right for you. Vitamin Deficiency are common, but they're also preventable. By eating a healthy diet and taking a daily multivitamin, you can help keep your body working the way it should.
Why take a test?
The Vitamin Deficiency Test will screen for the vital vitamins and nutrients that are required in the body. If you have been feeling tired lately or unable to focus on work, it may be because of a vitamin deficiency.
Experts Opinion on Vitamin Deficiency Home Tests
"Some diets and lifestyles can cause vitamin deficiencies. This panel can help to determine if an individual needs to increase their daily vitamins, which can be achieved through supplements or diet alterations."
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