The Vitamin D rapid test from Newfoundland is a rapid chromatographic immunoassay for the semi-quantitative detection of 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25 (OH) D) in human fingerstick whole blood. This assay provides a preliminary diagnostic test result and can be used to screen for Vitamin D deficiency.
- Accuracy >99%
- CE Self Test certified
- MHRA certified
- Specimen: Whole Blood
- Result Time: 10 Minutes
- Contains Single Test
Vitamin D helps regulate calcium and phosphate in the body, keeping bones, teeth and muscles healthy. A lack of vitamin D can lead to bone deformities such as rickets in children, and bone pain caused by osteomalcia in adults.
Vitamin D refers to a group of fat-soluble secosteroids responsible for increasing intestinal absorption of calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphate and zinc. In humans, the most important compounds in this group are vitamin D3 and vitamin D2.
- Vitamin D3 is naturally produced in the human skin through the exposure to ultraviolet light and Vitamin D2 is mainly obtained from foods. Vitamin D is transported to the liver where it is metabolised to 25-hydroxy Vitamin D. In medicine, a 25-hydroxy Vitamin D blood test is used to determine Vitamin D concentration in the body. The blood concentration of 25-hydroxy Vitamin D (including D2 and D3) is considered the best indicator of Vitamin D status. Vitamin D deficiency is now recognised as a global epidemic.
- Virtually every cell in our body has receptors for Vitamin D, meaning that they all require “sufficient” level of Vitamin D for adequate functioning. The health risks associated with Vitamin D deficiency are far more severe than previously thought. Vitamin deficiency has been linked to various serious diseases: osteoporosis, osteomalacia, multiple sclerosis, cardiovascular diseases, pregnancy complications, diabetes, depression, strokes, autoimmune diseases, flu, different cancers, infectious diseases, alzheimer, obesity and higher mortality etc.
Regularly testing your Vitamin D levels allows you the opportunity to correct your Vitamin D levels. This test kit is intended to be used as a preliminary test only and repeatedly abnormal results should be discussed with a doctor or medical professional.
Certifications and Instructions for Use:
CE Self Test certification
Instructions for Use