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Vitamin D Blood Test

$91
Sample Type:
Blood
Collection Method:Visit a LabCorp Location
Are you getting enough of nature’s sunshine vitamin? Let’s find out.

Vitamin D is both a nutrient you eat as well as a hormone that is produced in your skin in response to sunlight; it plays a significant role in bone health because it helps regulate calcium and phosphorus— two essential minerals that work together to build strong bones.

This test evaluates 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25-D): the best measure of how much vitamin D is stored in your body. A prolonged deficiency in vitamin D can pose health risks. Vitamin D occurs naturally in very few foods so most people cannot get sufficient vitamin D through nutrition alone. If vitamin D levels are low, vitamin supplementation may be helpful, especially when access to natural sunlight is limited.

 

Preparation

No special preparation.

Why Consider This Test

At Risk of Deficiency

People who might need extra vitamin D include:1

•  Seniors
•  People with dark skin
•  People with certain conditions, such as liver diseases, cystic fibrosis, and Crohn's disease
•  People who have obesity or have had gastric bypass surgery

     

    Bone Health

    Vitamin D helps regulate the calcium levels in our bodies, which plays an important role in strengthening bones and preventing bone-weakening conditions, such as osteoporosis.

    Proactive Prevention

    It is possible to improve your vitamin D levels through nutrition, increased sunlight exposure, and supplements.2

    References:

    1. “Vitamin D.” MedlinePlus, U.S. National Library of Medicine, 29 Jan. 2019, https://www.medlineplus.gov/vitamind.html
    2. “Office of Dietary Supplements - Vitamin D.” NIH Office of Dietary Supplements, U.S. Department https://ods.od.nih.gov/factsheets/VitaminD-HealthProfessional/

    Packages With This Test

    Vitamin Deficiency Blood Test:

    Are you getting enough of these essential vitamins? Let’s find out.

    How To Get This Test

    1. Choose your tests

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    2. Provide Your Sample

    Take the requisition number we emailed you, along with a photo ID, to a LabCorp location for sample collection.

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    3. Access your results online

    View your easy-to-read results online in your Pixel by LabCorp account. For certain results that require prompt attention, you will also be contacted by phone or mail.

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    Getting My Results

    We've made getting your results easier and more convenient than ever. View your easy-to-read results online in your Pixel by LabCorp account. For certain results that require prompt attention, you will also be contacted by phone or mail. To view a sample report click the "sample report" button below.

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