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Essential Vitamins Test
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All test kits are delivered to you for free within approximately 1-3 working days, and include a prepaid shipping label for you to send samples to the lab.
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Ensure you’re on top form by checking levels of the important vitamins B9, B12 and D using a simple at-home finger-prick test.
What is the Essential Vitamins test?
Vitamin B9 (Folate) and Vitamin B12 play crucial roles in DNA synthesis and cell division, making them important for proper growth and development. Vitamin D helps the body absorb calcium, which is necessary for strong bones and teeth. Maintaining healthy levels of these vitamins is important for overall health and wellness, as low levels can lead to a range of health problems. For example, low Vitamin B12 levels can cause fatigue and anaemia, while low Vitamin D levels can increase the risk of osteoporosis.
What biomarkers are measured in this test?
- Vitamin B12
- Vitamin B9 (Folate) - Serum
- Vitamin D (25-OH)
Who should take this test?
Patients who are experiencing symptoms such as fatigue, weakness, or bone pain would find this test useful. It is also recommended for people with a family history of vitamin deficiencies, as well as for vegetarians and vegans who may not be getting enough of these vitamins from their diet. Patients with darker skin who live in temperate climates like the UK, US and Europe, are at a high risk of Vitamin D deficiency and so may find this test very useful indeed.
Is there anything I need to know before taking this test?
Before taking any vitamin supplements, it is important to discuss your test results with a doctor, as taking too much of certain vitamins can be harmful. Speak to your doctor before taking this test if you have any medical problems or are taking any medication. No fasting is required for this test.
You must be at least 18 years old to use our testing services.
How often should I take this test?
Annual testing of vitamin levels is recommended as it provides valuable insight into a person's overall health. Changes in vitamin levels can indicate changes in health status and prompt intervention can prevent the development of serious health problems. Having this information can also help patients, and their doctor, make informed decisions about their health and wellness.
What could results out of range (abnormal) mean?
Poor results for this test may indicate a deficiency in one or more of the vitamins being measured. It is important for patients to discuss their results with their doctor, as low levels can be caused by various underlying health problems including poor nutrition, certain medical conditions, and medication side effects. The doctor may suggest further investigations, lifestyle changes, or supplements to improve vitamin levels.
What could results in range (normal) mean?
Good results for this test indicate that the patient has healthy levels of the vitamins being measured. This is a great motivator to continue making healthy lifestyle choices, such as eating a balanced diet and getting regular exercise. However it is important to remember that good results do not guarantee overall health, and patients should still speak with their doctor if they experience any symptoms.
How can I improve my results?
Improving vitamin levels can be achieved through lifestyle changes, such as eating a balanced diet that includes foods rich in the vitamins being measured, getting regular exercise, and avoiding alcohol and smoking. Patients should also discuss their results with their doctor, who may recommend supplements or other treatments to help improve their vitamin levels.
What other tests could I consider?
Our General Health and Wellness Screen may be informative to patients who take this test.
You can find more information about refunds & replacements in our Refund Policy.
📋 Easy to understand results
After receiving and registering your test, you will gain access to your personal Chronomics dashboard where you'll be able to access your test results once returned by the lab.
For each biomarker you will get a test result - we will provide both the number and the unit of measurement.
We will also let you know if the result is normal or abnormal, and will explain the role of the biomarker in the body along with some reasons why results can be abnormal.
🔬 Developed by leading scientists
Founded by scientists from the world’s leading research universities, we have brought together an expert team across science and technology to create best health and wellness tests in the market.
🙌 Take health into your own hands
The test is simple and can be self-administered at home with minimal preparation. No more waiting for an appointment!
Once results are available from the testing laboratory you will receive an email notification and your results will be visible on the dashboard.
Frequently asked questions
You will receive an e-mail from us within 48-hours of your sample being received by the lab, with a link to view your test results on our secure dashboard once your results are ready.
Yes, your samples are processed in the same labs used by hospitals, government programs and primary care providers - all of which are UKAS and ISO accredited, which are the highest levels of accreditation. Furthermore, our team is comprised of medical and scientific leaders, so you can be assured that our claims and results reports are clinically-valid.
We advise that samples are collected when waking up in a fasted state and returned immediately using the labels provided. Each of our test kits includes a prepaid delivery label to return your samples to the lab. Please do not collect or return samples on a Friday, Saturday or Sunday.
Your Chronomics test kit includes:
- Collection tube(s)
- Plaster x 2
- Return form x 1
- Alcohol swab x 2
- Lancet x 4
- Prepaid shipping label x 1
- Cleansing wipe x 1
- Collection tube label(s)
- Protective plastic case x 1