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Vitamin D


The primary source of where we get our vitamin D is from direct sunlight. However, good sources of vitamin D can also come from foods we consume such as fish (salmon, sardines, herring etc), red meat, egg yolks and other foods with high levels of vitamin D. With enough intake of vitamin D our body is able to absorb calcium in order to support a healthy bone growth.

Vitamin D makes certain functions in our body are performing properly such as:


  • The growth and development of healthy bones and teeth

  • Our Immune and nervous system health

  • Regulating insulin levels

  • The functions of our lungs and cardiovascular health


A lack of vitamin D can lead to a risk of developing health problems:


  • Heart disease

  • Diabetes

  • High blood pressure

  • Infections

  • Lack of bone density, which can lead to osteoporosis and fractures.


Therefore making sure you get enough sunlight and consuming enough vitamin D in your meals are critical.


Vitamin D Test


With a vitamin D test, the lab will be able to measure the level of 25-hydroxyvitamin D in your blood to analyse if you are vitamin D deficient. The test provides 99% accuracy and is a quick and smooth process of a finger prick test that can be done at home and easily sent off to the lab for results. 


FAQ


Whats included in the test kit?


  • Test cassette

  • Capillary dropper

  • Buffer (for single use only)

  • Colour card

  • Lancet

  • Alcohol pad




Precautions


Make sure to read all the information in the package before performing the test.


  • Do not use after best before date.

  • Store in a cool, dry area at 2C-30C. Do not freeze.

  • Do not open the packaging of the test cassette unless you are taking the test.

  • Do not use if any of the components are damaged or broken.

  • Keep out of reach of children.

  • Use the test only once.


Instructions


  1. Make sure to wash your hands before performing the test.

  2. Open the foil packet and take out the test cassette, it is important that you take the test within one hour to acquire the best results.

  3. Gently pull off and dispose of the cap of the lancet.

  4. Using the alcohol pad, clean the fingertip of your middle or ring finger.

  5. Press the lancet against the fingertip. The tip will retract automatically after use.

  6. Keeping the hand facing downwards, massage towards the end of your finger that was pricked to allow blood drops to emerge.

  7. Using the capillary dropper bulb, allow it to come in contact with the blood. Ensure that enough blood is filled to the line attached on the capillary dropper. Massage your finger again to squeeze out more blood.

  8. Place the blood collected into the sample well of the test cassette by squeezing the dropper bulb.

  9. Once all the blood from the sample has been transferred, unscrew the cap of the buffer bottle and add 2 drops of buffer into the sample well.

  10. Results can then be read after 10 minutes, do not interpret the results after 20 minutes.


Reading the results




Results

Marker

Deficient

Two lines - Control (C) marker and test (T) marker are visible. Depending on the intensity of the test (T) marker provided with the instruction leaflet, this will confirm if you are not getting enough vitamin D.

Insufficient

Two lines - Control (C) marker and test (T) marker are visible. Intensity of the test (T) marker provided with the leaflet will confirm insufficiency.

Sufficient

Two lines  - Control (C) marker is visible and the test (T) marker is visible but faint.  Intensity of the test (T) marker provided with the leaflet will confirm if you are sufficient.


Excess

One line - Only the control (C) marker appears. No line in the test (T) marker, consult a doctor regarding your result.

Invalid

One line or no line - Only the test (T) marker is visible and not the control (C) marker OR no lines are shown on the test cassette.

This could be due to insufficient specimen volume or the test was done incorrectly. Repeat the test, making sure to read the instructions over.




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