Vitamin D Test Kit
Vitamin D deficiency has been linked to osteoporosis, obesity and chronic kidney disease. This at-home test screens for levels of Vitamin D in your system. Vitamin D is an important part of your overall health.
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Health Test Express is one of the only sites that provides testing recommendations that are tailored to you, and backed by doctors. Our doctors will provide you a unique recommendation, based on the answers you provide in our brief medical intake.
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Vitamin D deficiency overview
Low levels of Vitamin D affects nearly 75% of all individuals in the United States, according to the Archives of Internal Medicine. Keeping the human body healthy is all about balance. When the seasons change, Vitamin D levels can dip, causing serious symptoms. In addition to the symptoms caused by Vitamin D deficiency, including depression and muscle weakness, there is also a link between this deficiency and inflammation in the body.
We’re here to help with a simple, discreet and affordable at-home testing kit that will check for Vitamin D deficiency. You’ll know within just a few days what your Vitamin D levels are, so you can take action. Simple supplements can be the cure to these common symptoms, but if left unchecked or untested, this deficiency can cause major health problems.
Leaving Vitamin D deficiencies untreated can put you at risk for dementia, schizophrenia and severe erectile dysfunction. Vitamin D deficiency has been associated with increased risk for developing cancers including breast, colon, and prostate. Vitamin D deficiency has also been linked to developing type 1 and type 2 diabetes.
Who should take the Vitamin D test?
This test is ideal for everyone concerned about risk of a Vitamin D deficiency. Considering the high number of people who do not get enough Vitamin D, and the potentially serious impact it can have your physical and mental health, knowing where you stand with your Vitamin D levels is important.
You should take this test if you:
- Have chronic bone or muscle pain
- Have osteoporosis, cardiovascular disease or collagen-vascular disorders
- Have dark skin (e.g. Hispanic, African American) as your body may be less efficient in synthesizing the active form of Vitamin D in your skin.
- Reside in a Northern geographic areas with low number of sunny days>
- Lack exposure to the sun
- Consistently use sunscreen during sun exposure
- Are undergoing a chronic (“fad”) diet to lose weight
How does collecting samples for the Vitamin D test work?
You will need to provide simple droplets of blood by pricking your finger with this at-home Vitamin D test kit. Return your sample to the lab in the prepaid mailer and your results will be available in 3-5 business days or less.
What will my Vitamin D results tell me?
Your test results will show where you fall in the range of vitamin D levels in your system. These ranges will let you know if you if you have a vitamin D deficiency or not.
Our doctors are available should you have any abnormal results, or critical values. These test results can be reviewed with your local doctor for even more clarity, and to discuss any recommended lifestyle changes or treatment based on your results.
Symptoms of Vitamin D Deficiency may include:
- Muscle weakness
- Muscle aches and pains
- Bone aches and pains
- Increased blood pressure
Medical conditions associated with Vitamin D deficiency include:
- Intestinal malabsorption
- Chronic kidney disease
What does this kit test for and why?
This test screens for levels of Vitamin D in your system. Vitamin D is scientifically proven to be linked to inflammation. All of our tests are recommended based on our doctors’ guidelines.
How does collecting samples for the test work?
This part is super easy, we promise. At-home sample collection is way less embarrassing than in a doctor’s office, and the results will come back quicker. Your testing kit will give the step-by-step rundown of what you need to send to the lab.
What will my results tell me?
You will know if you have a vitamin D deficiency based on a range.
How long do I need to wait for my testing kit?
Once your testing kit has shipped, it will arrive within 1-3 shipping days.
What do I need to do once I get the kit?
Skip the appointment and the waiting room. You don’t need to visit a lab, all you need to do is collect a sample, send it in and get results. We’ll provide everything you need to collect the sample yourself.
When should I get my test results?
Kits usually take 1 to 3 shipping days to reach the lab once you mail your samples. Results are typically available 5 business days or less, after they have been received by our CLIA-certified lab partner.
Will my kit packaging say what my test is for?
Kits are shipped in a generic lab mailer envelope. For added privacy, our wellness kits are branded with the Health Test Express logo and contact information, but are not printed with what your test is for. Your kit will simply say Health Test Express and the lab name on the outside. Your invoice and lab requisition form, however, will contain the actual test name(s).