Who should take the test?
- People who can’t or don’t go outside a lot (elderly people for example)
- People with intestinal problems (which can decrease the amount of nutrients absorbed by the gut)
- Pregnant/breastfeeding women, children (since they need more Vitamin D than others)
Vitamin D deficiency is widespread in our part of the world. Especially in winter, the little UV light is not enough for our body to produce enough of the vital substance. A deficiency quickly develops, which can have serious consequences. It affects the whole body and may also lead to higher levels of inflammation and a variety of inflammation related symptoms. Therefore, this test not only measures Vitamin D, but also hs-CRP. This protein is released into the blood by the liver in response to inflammation.
People who rarely spend time outdoors are at increased risk of a deficiency. This includes, above all, chronically ill, elderly people or people in need of care. Elderly people are also particularly at risk, as their own production of vitamin D declines with age. Risk groups also include people with chronic gastrointestinal, liver or kidney diseases, as they often have poor vitamin D utilization.
The test analyzes your vitamin D level and helps you determine whether you need additional vitamin D, e.g. as a dietary supplement.
How does it work?
After ordering, you receive the test kit with everything you need. You take the samples conveniently in the comfort of your own home and send them back to the Verisana Laboratory. After the analysis, the results with your Vitamin D and hs-CRP levels will be sent to you.
What guidance will I get along with my results?
After the analysis was conducted, you will receive a lab report with explanations about the analyzed markers as well as information about possible symptoms that can occur when there is an imbalance. Further to that, we always recommend the discussion of the mailed results with your doctor or practitioner.
Although we do not offer medical advice ourselves, we will gladly assist you in finding a suitable therapist in your area. Besides, further information is available on our website, especially in the different test categories, under “health conditions” and the FAQs. Still have questions? Then you can contact us by writing an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
How is my privacy protected?
Samples for our tests are collected in the privacy of your own home. We and our partner laboratories (who may be contracted by us to conduct some or all analyses of your test) take customer privacy very seriously. Only you will have access to this information and we will not share your information with any not authorized third party. All samples are disposed of following analysis.