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Vitamin D Blood Test Overview

Vitamin D plays an important role in calcium absorption and its deficiency can lead to abnormal bone development, bone weakness, and pain. It also helps maintain proper levels of calcium, phosphate, and parathyroid hormone. Vitamin d blood Testing can be undertaken if Vitamin D insufficiency or deficiency is suspected to be the cause of symptoms

The body can better absorb calcium and keep strong bones for the rest of your life with the aid of vitamin D. UV rays from the sun cause the skin to generate vitamin D in the body. Fish, eggs, and dairy products with added vitamin C are additional excellent vitamin sources. It is additionally offered as a nutritional supplement.

Before vitamin D can be utilized by your body, it must go through several physiological processes. The liver is the site of the initial change, where vitamin D is transformed into calcidiol, also known as 25-hydroxyvitamin D.

The ideal test to check vitamin D levels is the 25-hydroxy vitamin D test. The concentration of 25-hydroxyvitamin D in the blood is a reliable indicator of vitamin D levels in your body. Vitamin D can be checked to see if they are normal or abnormally high or low. The test is also known as the calcidiol, 25-hydroxycholecalciferol test and the 25-OH vitamin D test. It may be a key sign of rickets and osteoporosis (bone malformation and bone weakening.

Lack of vitamin D can result in discomfort, deteriorating bones, and uneven bone growth. Vitamin D is essential for calcium absorption. It also helps maintain healthy levels of calcium, phosphate, and parathyroid hormone. Testing can be done if it is believed that a vitamin D shortage or insufficiency is the cause of the symptoms

Written by: Dr. Shibani R, Medical Writer, Medical Affairs

Reviewed by: Dr. Alap Christry M.D. AVP-Lab Operations & Scientific Business Head-Clinical Chemistry

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Vitamin D Total-25 Hydroxy Plasma/ Serum Price

Metropolis Healthcare is a leading diagnostics centre and pathology lab in India equipped with the latest state-of-the-art technologies that provides the Vitamin D Total-25 Hydroxy Plasma/ Serum with a clear pricing structure.

The Vitamin D Total-25 Hydroxy Plasma/ Serum Price in Mumbai is ₹ 1,650 .

We are committed to deliver accurate and quality results from the best labs in India with complete transparency regarding test cost and turnaround time. No matter where you are, we strive to offer patients high-quality service that is affordable and accessible.

Frequently Asked Questions

Vitamin d blood test is done to measure Vitamin D levels in body.
Testing is required to diagnose rickets in children and osteomalacia in adults which presents as bone deformity and increase risk of fracture. Levels are also estimated to monitor vitamin D replacement therapy.
Low vitamin D levels can help diagnose a case of  secondary hyperparathyroidism.
Often Vitamin D levels are tested along with serum calcium, phosphorous, parathyroid hormone.
For patients with renal diseases 1,25 dihydroxy vitamin D should be tested

  • This examination is used to gauge the body's vitamin D levels.
  • Rickets, which manifests as bone malformation and raises the risk of fracture in youngsters, and osteomalacia, which does the same in adults, must be diagnosed through testing.
  • Estimated levels are used to track vitamin D treatment.
  • Secondary hyperparathyroidism can also be identified by low vitamin D levels.
  • Testing for 1,25 dihydroxy vitamin D must be done in patients with renal disorders.

Vitamin d blood test measures level of 25 hydroxy vitamin D total

During a vitamin d blood test, a health care professional will take a blood sample 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.

Low levels of Vitamin D are associated with  osteoporosis, bone weakness and increased chance of fractures. Severe deficiency can lead to Rickets and osteocalcin.
Very high levels are associated with nausea, vomiting, poor appetite, constipation, weakness

Checking vitamin D 25 (OH) levels is recommended for those getting treatment to prevent or treat osteoporosis, exhibiting symptoms of low calcium levels (hypocalcemia), or having high calcium levels (hypercalcemia).

The major function of vitamin D is to assist in controlling the body's phosphate and calcium levels. These nutrients are essential for maintaining strong bones, teeth, and muscles. The majority of the vitamin D you require can be obtained by regular exposure to sunlight. Our diet is the other major source of vitamin D. The 25-hydroxy vitamin D screening test is the most precise method of determining the amount of vitamin D in your body.

Patients receiving treatment to avoid or treat osteoporosis, those exhibiting indications, and signs of insufficient calcium levels (hypocalcemia), or excessive calcium levels should have their vitamin D 25 (OH) levels checked (hypercalcemia).

It is based on the signs and symptoms you display and the discretion of your doctor.

You will not be permitted to eat anything between four and eight hours before the test, according to your doctor.

The body receives vitamin D from cutaneous production and dietary intake; the closest indicator of this is currently thought to be the total serum 25(OH)D level. The total 25 (OH)D level reference range is 20–100 ng/mL.

The limited hazards associated with the 25-hydroxy vitamin test are as follows:

  • heavy bleeding.
  • dizziness.
  • a slender probability of infection at the site of the needle prick

Children who have rickets have weakening and thinning of their bones, which is typically caused by a severe and sustained vitamin D deficit. Rickets can also occur due to uncommon hereditary issues.

It is a common practice to test serum calcium, phosphorus, and parathyroid hormone in addition to vitamin D levels.

  • 25-hydroxyvitamin D
  • 25(OH)D
  • Cholecalciferol test
  • Calcidiol test
  • 25-OH Vitamin D Test
  • 25-hydroxycholecalcifoerol Test
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