Vitamin D Deficiency Test

Vitamin D Deficiency Test
Vitamin D Deficiency Test
Vitamin D Deficiency Test
Vitamin D Deficiency Test
Vitamin D Deficiency Test

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Basics

About 1 billion people have low vitamin D levels and this is found in all ethnicities and age groups. It is claimed in studies that up to 40% of Canadians are vitamin D deficient. You can now get tested in 10 minutes in the comfort of your home by purchasing our vitamin D test.

Features and Benefits

  • Highly accurate results within 10 minutes
  • Indicates whether your Vitamin D levels are sufficient, insufficient, or deficient. It also indicates if the levels are too high (suggesting possible toxicity)
  • Fully CE Marked for consumer use

What is Vitamin D Deficiency?

Vitamin D is essential for healthy bones. Some people don’t have enough vitamin D – called vitamin D deficiency.

Why do I need this test?

Between October and March, the sunlight in most countries is not strong enough to make enough vitamin D, and up to a quarter of the population has low levels of it in their blood.

Vitamin D deficiency can put people at risk of Rickets or Osteomalacia and some research suggests that not getting enough of it may also be linked to heart conditions, Diabetes, Asthma, and Cognitive impairment in older adults.

Vitamin D deficiency in at-risk groups

Groups  at particular risk of vitamin D deficiency could be categorized to:

  • Pregnant and breastfeeding women, especially teenagers and young women.
  • Infants and children under 5 years of age.
  • People 65 and over.
  • People who have little or no exposure to the sun. This includes covering up for cultural reasons, people who are housebound or who stay indoors for long periods of time.
  • People with darker skin, such as Arabs, African, African-Caribbean, and South Asian origin. These groups are not able to make as much vitamin D as those with paler skin.

What's included in the box? 

  • Test Cassette 
  • Buffer 
  • Lancets
  • Alcohol Pad
  • Capillary Dropper
  • Package Insert 
  • Colour Card
  • Please note, box displayed for this product is only for display purposes

What is required, but not included in the box?

  • Timer 

View the full test instructions here.

Principle: Chromatographic Immunoassay
Approval: CE, Health Canada
Specimen: Blood
Cut-Off: 10 ng/mL
Test Sensitivity: 94.1%
Specificity: 92 %
Accuracy: 93.8%
Country of Origin: China

1. HOW DOES THE VITAMIN D TEST WORK?
25-hydroxy Vitamin D is the main storage form of vitamin D in the body. Therefore, the overall status of vitamin D can be determined by detecting the content of 25-hydroxy Vitamin D. 25-hydroxy Vitamin D levels less than 30ng/mL, indicates Vitamin D Deficiency or Insufficiency. Vitamin D supplements can be recommended in these cases.

2. WHEN SHOULD THE TEST BE USED?
The clinical application of 25-hydroxy Vitamin D is mainly for diagnosis, treatment and monitoring of rickets (children), osteomalacia, postmenopausal osteoporosis and renal osteopathy. Vitamin D deficiency is also associated with many other diseases, including cancer, cardiovascular disease, autoimmune diseases, diabetes and depression. Monitor your vitamin D levels to determine whether to take vitamin D supplements. The Vitamin D Rapid Test can be used any time of the day.

3. CAN THE RESULT BE INCORRECT?
The results are accurate as far as the instructions are carefully respected. Nevertheless, the result can be incorrect if the Vitamin D Rapid Test cassette gets wet before performing the test, or if the quantity of blood dispensed in the sample well is not sufficient, or if the number of buffer drops are less than 2 or more than 3. The capillary dropper provided in the box enables you to ensure the collected blood volume is correct. Due to immunological principles involved, there is also the possibility of false results in rare cases. A consultation with a doctor is always recommended for such tests based on immunological principles.

4. HOW TO INTERPRET THE TEST IF THE COLOUR AND THE INTENSITY OF THE LINES ARE DIFFERENT?
Please refer to the illustration and compare the T line intensity with the “Vitamin D Colour card” provided with the kit.

5. IF I READ THE RESULT AFTER 20 MINUTES, WILL THE RESULT BE RELIABLE?
No. The result should be read 10 minutes after adding the buffer. The result is unreliable after 20 minutes.

6. WHAT DO I HAVE TO DO IF THE RESULT IS DEFICIENT OR INSUFFICIENT?
If the result is deficient or insufficient, it means that the Vitamin D level in blood is less than 30ng/mL and that you should consult a physician. Thephysician will then decide whether additional analysis should be performed.

7. WHAT DO I HAVE TO DO IF THE RESULT IS SUFFICIENT?
If the result is sufficient, it means that the Vitamin D level is higher than or equal to 30ng/mL and is within the normal range.

8. CAN MY VITAMIN D LEVELS BE TOO HIGH?
A case of Vitamin D toxicity (hypercalcemia) is rare, but cannot be excluded based on the test results. If symptoms persist, it is recommended to consult a physician.

30 Day Return Policy

Accurate

Shipped from Canada

Quick Results

Vitamin D Deficiency Test

$15.99

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