Vitamin Deficiency Blood Panel
Maintaining healthy levels of vitamins is an essential part of your overall health, vitamin deficiency can cause a variety of other health conditions. The Vitamin Deficiency Blood Panel measures vitamin B6, vitamin B12, folate (vitamin B9), and vitamin D. This vitamin panel can benefit everyone, whether you are experiencing symptoms or just want to have a deeper understanding of your health.
- Blood sample
- 1 mL serum collected in SST
Who should get tested?
Vitamin deficiency can increase your risk of developing other health problems, often types of vitamin deficiency can go undiagnosed because the symptoms are similar to those from other disorders. Symptoms of vitamin deficiency can include fatigue, shortness of breath, dizziness, weight loss, and muscle weakness. It is recommended to check your vitamin levels if you are experiencing any symptoms of vitamin deficiency or have one or more risk factors. Risk factors for vitamin deficiency include:¹
- Diet low in vitamins
- Having a GI disorder or condition
- Alcohol abuse
- Note: Result turnaround times are only an estimate and may be subject to change.
- Test turnaround time for Vitamin Panel is typically 1-3 business days.
- Fasting for 10-12 hours prior to collection is recommended. Specimens should be drawn in the morning before taking any medication.
- It is recommended not to consume alcohol, fruit, or vitamin supplements for 24 hours prior to collection.
- It is recommended that someone taking Biotin (also known as vitamin B7 or B8, vitamin H, or coenzyme R) stop consumption at least 72 hours prior to the collection of a sample.
Individual Test Information
- Vitamin B6 - important for normal brain development and for keeping the nervous system and immune system healthy.
- Vitamin B12 and Folate: B12 and Folate (Folic Acid) play important roles in a number of bodily functions including the production of red and white blood cells, repairing damaged cells and tissues, and maintaining healthy nervous system function.
- Vitamin D: A Vitamin D 25 Hydroxy test measures the combined level of D2 and D3, the primary forms of vitamin D. Vitamin D is important for maintaining the body's immune system as well as the healthy development of bones and teeth.²
- “Vitamin Deficiency Anemia.” Mayo Clinic, Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research, 10 Dec. 2019, www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/vitamin-deficiency-anemia/symptoms-causes/syc-20355025.
- “Order an Ultimate Vitamin Deficiency Panel: Request A Test.” Request A Test, requestatest.com/ultimate-vitamin-deficiency-panel-Vitamin-b12-D-K1-A-C-B1-B6-Folate-blood-test.
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