Vitamin D Testing for Deficiency

Vitamin D deficiency can be a serious problem and does not have very obvious symptoms. It increases susceptibility to other more serious conditions. Maintaining Vitamin D levels protects the body from a wide range of diseases including viruses, cardiovascular disease and bone disease including osteoporosis. Depression and breast, prostate and colon cancer have also been linked to an increased risk of Vitamin D deficiency.

Cause of Vitamin D Deficiency

The long Irish winter and the lack of sunlight is perhaps the biggest cause of Vitamin D deficiency amongst people living in Ireland. That’s why we should be more concerned than most countries.

Which Foods Contain Vitamin D?

Only a few foods naturally contain Vitamin D therefore adequate levels are dependent on exposure to sunlight. Fish such as salmon, tuna and mackerel are among the best sources.

The Test

All that is required is a small fingerprick sample of blood for the laboratory to measure your Vitamin D levels. Phone the clinic or use the postal service to order the Vitamin D Testing. We use conventional ELISA based technology to determine levels of 25-Hydroxyvitamin D at the laboratory.

This Vitamin D test has not been verified for use with clients under the age of 18. In some cases, under 18s may have different blood protein levels which may affect the results of most Vitamin D tests currently available.

Price Of Test:   €65

How To Order

Phone Us

For clinic appointments or general enquiries please phone the clinic reception on 01-4733790. Office hours : 9AM to 5PM, Monday – Friday.

Book Online

Complete our booking form by clicking on the button below & a member of our team will be in touch. All communication is handled with the strictest of confidence.

Mail Order

Home test kits are available by post. Results are usually received within two weeks. Click below to go to our online Shop page.