Test to identify vitamin B12, D & folate deficiencies
This test will look at nutrient imbalances for folate, vitamin B12 and vitamin D which can cause your body to underperform.
Vitamin D is important for the normal growth and development of bones and teeth. Deficiencies can affect bone strength, calcium absorption and the prevention of osteoporosis. A deficiency in vitamin D is also linked to seasonal adjustment disorder which can lead to a constant feeling of tiredness, fatigue or weakness.
A lack of folate and vitamin B12 can increase your risk of suffering from fatigue and anemia.
The results of this test will indicate the deficiencies in your body, allowing you to make the necessary adjustments to your diet and lifestyle.
What does it test for?
- Vitamin D
- Vitamin B12
- Folate Serum
Vitamin D: deficiencies can affect bone strength, calcium absorption and the prevention of osteoporosis. Deficiencies in vitamin D are also linked to seasonal adjustment disorder.
Vitamin B12 and Folate: deficiencies can affect the strength of red blood cells and metabolism thereby increasing your chances of suffering from anemia and fatigue.
Who should get tested?
Anybody with a generally persistent feeling of tiredness, fatigue or weakness.
Other people who may use the test:
- Women trying to conceive as vitamin D, vitamin B12 and folate are essential to the development of a health foetus.
- Vegans who become deficient in key nutrients typically found in animal products.
- Anyone who is feeling low, as these key vitamins can play an integral part in combating depression.
Test kit contents
- Test box (88x120mm)
- Anonymised patient ID
- Blood sample collection tube
- Finger prick lancets
- User guide
- Biohazard bag
- Pre-paid return envelope
Why is testing your Vitamin D, B12 and Folate levels important?
1. Staying healthy
Vitamin deficiencies can result in depression, fatigue or weakness. Simple lifestyle choices can rectify these deficiencies.
2. Planning for pregnancy
It is essential that any woman trying to conceive maintains strong vitamin and folate levels to support the health of the foetus and unborn child.
3. Early detection
Early detection is always the best way of protecting yourself against long-term issues which can be easily avoided by taking a simple test.
How to provide a sample
Watch our instructional video to see how easy it is to collect your sample.