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Vitamin A Test Overview

Vitamin A is a fat soluble vitamin present in various food sources. It is an essential nutrient leading to healthy vision, bone formation, skin, immune system and reproduction. It is not made by the body, hence it is obtained from food and external supplements. Carotene is the form of vitamin A present in the food sorces which is converted to retinol by the liver and stored in the body. Vitamin A test mainly measures the retinol levels in the body.

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Summary Price Of Vitamin A Test

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The cost of Vitamin A Test in India varies as per the city in India.

The average price of Vitamin A Test ranges from ₹200 to ₹4800.

The price for the test in the following cities is:

  • Chennai: ₹4,000
  • Delhi: ₹4,000
  • Mumbai: ₹4,120
  • Pune: ₹4,500

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Frequently Asked Questions

Vitamin A  testing is mainly done in patients suspected of vitamin A deficiency, or in cases of general malnutrition. Certain malabsorption syndromes like Celiac diseases, Irritable bowel syndrome, and Crohn's disease may also lead to Vitamin A deficiency 
The typical symptoms of Vitamin A deficiency are poor vision, eye lesions, dry skin and hair, and in certain severe cases even nightblindness.

Vitamin A test measures the retinol levels in the body. 

During vitamin a test blood sample is taken from a vein in your arm, using a small needle. After the needle is inserted, a small amount of blood will be collected into a test tube or vial. You may feel a  little sting when the needle goes in or out. This usually takes less than five minutes.

A low vitamin A level indicates vitamin A deficiency which in certain cases may even lead to nightblindness. In certain cases of genereral malnutrition, vitamin A levels are often very low and require supplementation in addition to diet. 
High vitamin A levels are associated with nausea, vomitting, headaches and in severe cases of toxicity may even lead to coma. Too high vitamin A levels during pregnancy may lead to birth defects in children.

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