Vitamin D is an important vitamin, essential for good bone health. It is manufactured in the skin through sunlight exposure and is found in several foods. Prolonged Vitamin D lack can cause osteomalacia, a disease which causes severe structural deformities to the skeleton.
Lower level Vitamin D deficiency can lead to a number of non-specific symptoms, including chronic pain, weak bones, frequent infections depression and fatigue. It has been estimated that between 50-70% of people living in the northern Europe (where daylight length reduces your chances of receiving adequate sunlight in the winter) are deficient in this vitamin by March each year which is why health screening for this important vitamin is essential.
This confidential blood examination for Vitamin D is accessible at more than thirty-one private clinics around the UK.
Included in each request for Vitamin D are a Doctors Referral, all Phlebotomy fees (your blood taken at a Private Hospital), all laboratory fees and includes our GP comments.
Test Name: Vitamin D (25 Hydroxy)
GP Referral: GP Referral is included
Target Turn Around Time in working days: 3
Test Inclusions: analysis for this analyte only.
Fasting Required: Fasting not indicated
Sample Required: 1x Gold minimum of 1ml
Laboratory Notes: Severe deficiency: < 25 Borderline Range: 25 - 75Optimal: 75 - 200Possible toxicity if maintained: >250
How do you get a Blood Test?
Order Online. Select your required blood test from our test menu or call us on 0800 999 1110.Arrange your sample collection appointment/blood draw.(ensure you have checked if you need to fast before attending your blood draw)Wait for your blood test results, once they’re ready we will send them to you via email within the turnaround time stated on the website.
Do I need a Doctors referral to use this service?
No you do not require a Doctor’s Referral, we provide one when you have placed an order. This is free of charge, and a consultation is not required unless stated on certain tests.
How soon will I get my results?
The turnaround time is a guide only, and will sometimes depend upon assay run schedules. Most results are provided within the time frame provided, but there may be technical difficulties, or the results may need to be re-run to check accuracy, or our Doctor may be held up passing comment. We can easily give you a status report, so please do email us or phone us to chase results, not the Laboratory itself.