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Vitamin Testing

Vitamin A, Serum

Price: $52.49

Vitamin A is needed for growth and for strong bones and teeth. As you grow older, it helps keep your skin and eyes healthy. Vitamin A is present in liver, fish liver oils, dairy products, dark green and yellow-orange vegetables, and in fruits. Too much vitamin A may cause symptoms that include headache, itchy skin, and hair loss. A significant deviation from the normal range may require further evaluation by your physician.


Includes: Vitamin A, serum.


Patient Instructions: Patient should fast for 12 hours and abstain from alcohol for 24 hours prior to collection. Blood should be collected before breakfast in the morning and prior to any medication.
   

Vitamin D, 25-Hydroxy

Price: $62.99

The Vitamin D, 25-Hydroxy test is primarily ordered to measure the amount of 25-hydroxy vitamin in the bloodstream to rule out Vitamin D deficiency. A significant deviation from the normal range may require further evaluation by your physician.


Includes: Vitamin D, 25-Hydroxy
This test is also known by the following:
25-Hydroxycalciferol
25-OH-D
Cholecalciferol Metabolite
Vitamin D
Vitamin D3 Metabolite


Patient Instructions: Vitamin D, 25-Hydroxy is not the same as calcitriol or 1,25 dihydroxy. Calcitriol/Vitamin D, 1,25 Dihydroxy must be ordered separately.
   

Vitamin D, 1,25 Dihydroxy

Price: $87.49

This test is not the same as vitamin D3 (25-hydroxy vitamin D3). Vitamin D3 must be ordered separately. Aid in the diagnosis of primary hyperparathyroidism, hypoparathyroidism, pseudohypoparathyroidism, renal osteodystrophy, vitamin D resistant rickets


Includes: Vitamin D, 1,25 Dihydroxy
This test is also known by the following
1,25(OH) Vitamin D
1,25-Dihydroxy Vitamin D
1,25-Dihydroxycholecalciferol
Calcitriol (1,25 di-OH Vitamin D)


Patient Instructions: No isotopes administered 24 hours prior to venipuncture. Vitamin D, 1,25 Dihydroxy is not the same as vitamin D3 (25-hydroxy vitamin D3). Vitamin D3 25-hydroxy must be ordered separately.

Estimated turnaround for results is 5 business days. If confirmation testing is required, the estimated time may be extended.
   

Vitamin B12

Price: $52.49

The Vitamin B12 test is used to aid in the diagnosis of anemia and to determine overall nutritional health. A significant deviation from the normal range may require further evaluation by your physician.


Includes: B12.


Patient Instructions: Fasting specimen preferred; must draw before Schilling test, transfusions or B12 therapy is started. In patients receiving therapy with high biotin doses (ie, > 5 mg/day), no sample should be taken until at least eight hours after the last biotin administration.
   

Vitamin B12 and Folates

Price: $62.99

The Vitamin B12 test is used to aid in the diagnosis of anemia, determine overall nutritional health and screen for folate deficiency. Significant deviations from the normal range may require further evaluation by your physician.


Includes: Folate; vitamin B12.


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Magnesium, Serum

Price: $50.99

The Serum Magnesium test measures the amount of magnesium in your blood. Magnesium is needed for your nervous, gastrointestinal, and cardiovascular systems to work normally. Your body gets magnesium from certain foods. A significant deviation from the normal range may require further evaluation by your physician.


Includes: Magnesium, serum.


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Magnesium, RBC

Price: $60.99

Evaluate magnesium deficiency. A Magnesium RBC test can provide an earlier detection of Magnesium deficiency than a standard Magnesium, Serum test. When Magnesium levels are low, the body pulls Magnesium from the cells in order to keep blood levels normal. In this case, a Magnesium, Serum test may show normal levels while a Magnesium RBC test will give a more accurate result. This test is usually ordered if someone is experiencing symptoms associated with Magnesium deficiency such as weakness or cramping in the muscles, confusion, cardiac arrhythmias or seizures. Magnesium levels are usually checked if someone has a disorder which affects the kidneys. It is also ordered to monitor people who are taking Magnesium supplements.


Includes: Magnesium, RBC


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Zinc, Plasma or Serum

Price: $52.99

This test is used to monitor exposure to zinc; evaluate suspected nutritional inadequacy, especially in enteral or parental nutrition, critically ill or burn patients; cases of diabetes or delayed wound healing; growth retardation; follow therapy, for example when higher intravenous zinc doses are used to balance excessive ongoing GI losses in long-term total parenteral nutrition; follow oral zinc therapy in Wilson disease; confirm acrodermatitis enteropathica and follow therapy. A significant deviation from the normal range may require further evaluation by your physician.


Includes: Zinc, Plasma or Serum


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Vitamin/Nutrient Panel

Price: $286.99

The Vitamin/Nutrient Panel is used to check the levels of the vitamins and minerals listed below. In addition to the listed vitamins and minerals, a Complete Blood Count and Comprehensive Metabolic Profile are included in the panel for a basic assessment of general wellness.


Includes:
Ferritin, Serum
Homocyst(e)ine, Plasma
Iron, Serum w/TIBC
: Percent of saturation; serum iron; total iron binding capacity; unsaturated iron binding capacity
Magnesium RBC
Methylmalonic Acid, Serum
Vitamin B12 and Folates
Vitamin D, 25-Hydroxy
Zinc, Plasma or Serum
Complete Blood Count (CBC) with Differential
: (Hematocrit; hemoglobin; mean corpuscular volume (MCV); mean corpuscular hemoglobin (MCH); mean corpuscular hemoglobin concentration (MCHC); red cell distribution width (RDW); percentage and absolute differential counts; platelet count; red cell count; white blood cell count; immature granulocytes)
Comprehensive Metabolic Profile (CMP) (includes eGFR): (A:G ratio; albumin, serum; alkaline phosphatase, serum; ALT (SGPT); AST (SGOT); bilirubin, total; BUN; BUN:creatinine ratio; calcium, serum; carbon dioxide, total; chloride, serum; creatinine, serum; globulin, total; glucose, serum; potassium, serum; protein, total, serum; sodium, serum.)


Patient Instructions: Patient should fast for 12-14 hours before collection of the specimen. In patients receiving therapy with high biotin doses (ie, > 5 mg/day), no sample should be taken until at least eight hours after the last biotin administration; must draw before Schilling test, transfusions or B12 therapy is started. Vitamin D, 25-Hydroxy is not the same as calcitriol or 1,25 dihydroxy. Calcitriol/Vitamin D, 1,25 Dihydroxy must be ordered separately.

Estimated turnaround for results is 7-8 business days. If confirmation testing is required, the estimated time may be extended.

What is a Vitamin Test?

A Vitamin test, either as a single test or panel, is used to identify vitamin and nutrient deficiencies in a patient, which could be causing or contributing to chronic health issues or conditions. A number of nutritional imbalances can lead to conditions such as hair loss, fragile nails, insomnia, rashes, general malaise and other health problems. Vitamin deficiencies can also lead to more serious conditions which could profoundly affect an individualís physical and mental well-being, making it imperative to have these tests taken somewhat regularly, either as part of a yearly checkup, or for particular symptoms and health issues.

Who May Need a Vitamin Test?

Vitamin tests are typically ordered by physicians as part of a yearly checkup; however, they are also used as a way to assess patients for vitamin and nutrient abnormalities when they are exhibiting the signs and symptoms related to certain deficiencies. Also, patients who have been, or are currently, undergoing treatments for various conditions related to vitamin deficiencies often use these types of tests to check on the effectiveness of their treatments.

What Should I Expect from My Vitamin Test?

Vitamin tests begin with a blood sample being drawn from a patient in order for it to be analyzed by a medical laboratory. Some tests require patients to prepare for their test by fasting anywhere from 12-14 hours prior to the test being performed. While reference ranges for vitamin test results are common many laboratories, some labs may have different ranges for you and your physician. Speak to your doctor regarding your results to get more information on how your results concern to you and your health specifically.

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