Vitamins Panel
Fasting Required: 10 - 12 hours

Specimen: Blood

Special Instructions: Refrain from vitamins, alcohol and fruits 24 hours prior to sample collection. Dietary supplements containing biotin may interfere in assays and may skew results to be either falsely high or falsely low. For patients receiving the recommended daily doses of biotin, draw samples at least 8 hours following the last biotin supplementation. For patients on mega-doses of biotin supplements, draw samples at least 72 hours following the last biotin supplementation. No foods containing vitamin A should be ingested in the previous 48 hours before blood draw.

Results: 7-10 Business Days

Tests Included:

Vitamin A: Also known as retinoids, Vitamin A ensures good eyesight and healthy skin. It also helps to strengthen the immune system.

Vitamin B1: Vitamin B1 (thiamine) acts as a coenzyme in the metabolism of the body. Deficiency of thiamine leads to the disease beriberi, a disease affecting the heart and nervous system.

Vitamin B6: A cofactor for enzymes. Deficiency in this leads to inflammation of the skin and mouth, nausea, vomiting, dizziness, weakness and anemia.

Vitamin B9(Folic Acid): Aids in the diagnosis of central nervous system disorders and anemia. This important nutrient also plays a significant role in making red blood cells, making DNA, energy level, muscle strength and memory.

Vitamin B12: The main function of vitamin B12 is forming red blood cells and sustaining the nervous system. Deficiency of Vitamin B12, disturbs the DNA causing abnormalities. The abnormalities show through excessive tiredness, breathlessness and a defective immune system.

Vitamin C: Aids in several metabolic reactions and is therefore extremely important for digestion. It is an important antioxidant as well. Along with that, it helps in the formation of collagen which is a principal protein that structures the bones, muscles, cartilages and blood vessels. It aids in the maintenance of teeth, bones and capillaries and advances the absorption of iron. It also helps in maintaining healthy body tissues and a strong immune system. Having a high content of vitamin C leads to healthy gums. It improves vision and is extremely effective in healing wounds and burns. It also reduces the effects of sun exposure and decreases the blood sugar of people suffering from diabetes.

Vitamin D, 25 Hydroxy: Used in the absorption of calcium and phosphorus in the body. As it promotes calcium absorption, it aids in proper growth and development of bones. Vitamin D also helps in strengthening teeth and bones. Secondly, one of the most important benefits of vitamin D is that it enhances the immune system of the body which consequently helps in reducing the risk of several diseases and infections.

Vitamin E: Splendid antioxidant properties. Vitamin E plays a protective and restorative part in several body functions. It protects the body cells from oxidative damage and improves overall health of a person.

Vitamin K: Vitamin K is produced by bacteria present in our large intestine. It is required for clotting of blood and also for bone formation.

Note: Result turnaround times are an estimate and are not guaranteed. Our reference lab may need additional time due to weather, holidays, confirmation/repeat testing, or equipment maintenance.