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Vitamin Profile
Test

Checks your vitamin D, vitamin B9 (Folate) and vitamin B12 levels. These vitamins are all essential for your health and wellbeing.

Vitamin B12 is particularly important for those on a plant-based diet. Low levels of Vitamin B12 and Folate can have very severe effects on blood and overall health. 

Vitamin B12 is a vitamin which is necessary for the formation of red blood cells, tissue and cellular repairs and nerve health. It can be found in animal products such as poultry, milk and eggs. Vitamin B12 tests are used to help diagnose the cause of anaemia.

Folate is a vitamin which is necessary for the

formation of red blood cells, tissue and cellular repairs and is important during pregnancy. It can be found in leafy green vegetables, yeast and citrus fruits. Folate tests are used to help diagnose the cause of anaemia.

Vitamin D is essential for your health and wellbeing. It helps regulate the amount of calcium and phosphate in the body which are needed to keep bones, teeth and muscles healthy.

 

Understanding your vitamin D levels is very important for anyone living in the UK. Up to a quarter of the population is low in vitamin D at the end of winter. Low levels can cause a long list of health problems including fatigue, bone & muscle pain, depression and more.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What will be tested?

Vitamin Profile - Vitamin B12, Vitamin D, Folate (Vitamin B9)

Preparing for the test

There is no need to fast (go without food or drinks) for this test.

We do suggest keeping your arm warm, as being cold can sometimes make it harder to draw your blood, and stay well hydrated.

If blood tests make you anxious, let your phlebotomist know at the start of your appointment. They will do their best to make the experience as stress-free as possible

What to expect

During your test, you will be asked to fill out a medical questionnaire to  make sure you are well enough for the test. The main part of your screen will be a simple venous blood test (where blood is drawn from a vein in your arm using a needle). This should only take a minute or two to complete.

 

You would receive your results via email with the in-house GP's review to allow you to understand your results.

When do I get my results?

You will receive your results on the two days after the blood sample is taken as the sample is received by the laboratory the following day.

London laboratory test all samples as quickly as possible after receiving them which enables the team of in-house GPs to review and communicate your results in the fastest possible time frame.

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