Vitamin D Testing
Vitamin D deficiency: Will you know when it's too late? The ZRT
offers a simple, convenient and accurate test for screening Vitamin
Please note customers in California, Maryland, and New
York have to adhere to state laws:
California State residents:
California State health law does not allow the testing of specimens
collected or mailed from California without a
written order from a health care professional licensed to prescribe in
California (M.D.; N.D.; D.C.; D.O.; N.P.; and L.Ac.).
Maryland and NY State residents:
Maryland and New York State health law prohibits ZRT Laboratory from
processing Internet orders for New York State
residents at this time.
Many physicians are responding to recent research linking a variety
of disease states and general wellness to Vitamin D levels. Vitamin
D deficiency (levels measured below 32 ng/ml) does not have obvious
symptoms and can increase your risk for more serious diseases
including flu, cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis and multiple
sclerosis. In addition, an increased risk for strokes, diabetes
(types 1 and 2), depression, and breast and colon cancer are closely
linked to low Vitamin D levels. This is simply not something to play around with. The saying
"an once of prevention is better than a pound of cure" is a true statement in regard to Vitamin D testing.
It only makes sense that a Vitamin D deficiency is linked to so many
health problems because we are designed to literally soak it up for
free from the sun, but ironically even though it is free, we spend
so much time indoors that we just don't get enough. This is why
Vitamin D supplementation becomes crucial.
ZRT has developed and refined Vitamin D testing (both D2 and
D3) in dried blood
spots. A few drops of blood from a quick and nearly painless nick
of the finger are placed on a filter paper to dry. This can be
performed easily either at a health practitioner's office or the
convenience of your home. The dried blood spot sample is then sent to ZRT for analysis. With ZRT's innovative blood spot test, there is
no more wasted time and resources going to a lab for a painful blood
Once ZRT has received your dried blood spot sample, your
results will be available in about a week. As you continue to
monitor your Vitamin D levels, ZRT will generate a "history" test
report with your newest test results compared with previous tests.
This will enable your health care provider to recommend the right
dose of supplementation, if necessary, and then track your treatment
progress. If you have additional questions about Vitamin D or blood
spot testing, please ask your doctor, pharmacist, or other trained
health care provider.
Learn more about ZRT's Accuracy in testing Vitamin
D or Order
a test here.