Our Labrix Vitamin D blood spot test offers State of the Art Vitamin D Testing to help ensure that your levels are ideal for optimal health.
Buy two test kits and save $30 ($15 per kit)!
To ensure your Vitamin D levels are ideal, it is wise to test twice a year. Test before you begin supplementation and then again two months after you supplement. This will help to ensure that your levels stay within optimal range.
Why Should I Test?
It is becoming widely recognized that many of us are vitamin D deficient. You are at risk for a range of health problems if you are low in vitamin D:
- Osteoporosis and osteomalacia
- Cancers including prostate, breast and colon
- Hypertension and heart disease
- Insulin resistance and metabolic syndrome (precursors to diabetes)
- Depression and Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)
- Pain and muscle aches
- Decreased resistance to influenza and viruses.
This at home Vitamin D Blood Spot test is recommended for detection of vitamin D deficiency and monitoring of supplemented levels. Test in blood spot measures total 25-hydroxy-vitamin D or 25(OH)D, the best single measure of overall vitamin D status. Each kit contains one test.
You are at risk for deficiency if:
- If you spend a lot of time indoors
- You live north of the 37th parallel
- You are over age 65
- You are darker skinned
- You are overweight or obese
The test is simple!
Collect a few drops of blood from a quick and nearly painless prick of your finger and mail your sample to an independent laboratory for analysis. (Shipping is free within the USA). In just a week or so, you’ll be sent the results in an easy to read format along with guidelines for treatment. Take the test results and the guidelines to your physician for discussion regarding treatment.
Clinicians recommend that you test Vitamin D levels twice yearly to ensure optimal health.
Read more about the importance of Vitamin D here.
*Please note that due to State regulations we are unable to process orders for residents in California or New York.