Vitamin D Test
Having an abnormal level of vitamin D can be an indication of bone disorders. Do you know your vitamin D level?
Was it recommended for you to get this test because of your condition or would you love to get tested, so you have an idea of its level in your body?
What Does It Mean to Get a Vitamin D Test?
Vitamin D is a nutrient that is very important for our teeth and bones. It is of two forms: vitamin D2 and D3. Vitamin D2 is mostly gotten from nutritious foods like milk, breakfast cereals and other dairy foods while vitamin D3, which is made by our body when we get exposed to sunlight.
We can also find vitamin D3 in some foods like fatty fish like tuna, mackerel and salmon, and also from eggs. Our body converts vitamin D2 and D3 to a form of vitamin D known as 25 hydroxyvitamin D (25(OH)D) IN OUR BLOOD.
We use the vitamin D blood test to determine the level of 25(OH)D in the blood. If the result turns out to be abnormal, it may be indicating that you have nutrition issues, bone disorders, organ damage or any other medical condition.
To confirm your vitamin D level using this test, reach out to us on 020 71830244. We are one of the best clinics in London for blood tests so don’t hesitate as you will be treated with optimal care.
What Do We Use This Test For?
We use the vitamin D test to monitor bone disorders and also check for the level of vitamin D in people who have chronic illnesses like psoriasis, asthma, and other autoimmune diseases.
Why Do We Advise You to Get A Vitamin D Test?
We recommend and carry out vitamin D test for patients who are showing symptoms of vitamin D deficiency, and if you have these symptoms, we advise you speak with us so that we can determine in you need to get this test too. Some of these symptoms are:
We also recommend this test if we notice you have a high risk of being deficient of vitamin D. Some of these risk factors are:
Also, babies who are being breastfed without being given Vitamin D supplements are at a higher risk.
What Do We Do During A Vitamin D Test?
During a vitamin D test, we collect blood sample (since the test is a blood test) from your vein or arm and take it to our laboratory to get it tested. You do not need any special preparations for this test.
Are They Any Risks We Should Warn You About?
There is very little risk involved in getting a blood test, and this risk is mainly the little pain you will feel when the needle is being used to draw the blood from you, but this pain goes immediately the needle is being removed.
How Do We Interpret the Results?
After obtaining your results from the laboratory, we look at them and if they show you are deficient of vitamin D, it could either mean that
If your result shows that you have too much vitamin D in your blood, then it could be that you are taking too much vitamin D supplements and this may cause your blood vessels or organs to be damaged.
You don’t need to be scared about the results as our skilled medical experts with several years of experience would give you advice on how to take care of yourself along with the possible solution.
Is There Anything You Should Tell Us While Coming For The Test?
Yes, we expect you to tell us about the medicines and other vitamins or supplements you are taking as they have the ability to affect your test results.
You can come to us for more information on the vitamin D test. Your wellness is our priority. Call us on 020 71830244 for more information or booking of appointments or contact us here at Suite E, 117a Harley St, Marylebone, London W1G 6AT.
Blood London have been providing Vitamin D (25-OH) on a self-referral basis to patients in Central and Greater London for over 20 years. Simply walk-in weekdays between 9am and 9pm or on weekends between 10am and 2pm, to have your blood taken by a highly experienced professional in our private, Harley Street clinic using some of the best labs in euroup.
All blood testing results are reviewed by our internal doctor for any abnormalities, and we offer a full range of follow up services including medical consultations, prescriptions and further testing. Call today.
Select the test that you would like to undergo
Go to the Harley Street clinic for your blood draw and pay for your test in person
As soon as the results are ready, the will be sent to you by your chosen method