Vitamin D is needed for healthy bones, teeth and muscles, as well as keeping your immune system strong. But many people are low on vitamin D without even knowing it. With a professional, in-clinic blood test, you can find out your Vitamin D levels and
A simple blood test with our registered nurse will tell you if you are getting enough Vitamin D and point you in the direction of getting supplements if required.
Vitamin D insufficiency is common in the UK, but most people don’t know if they’re affected. Symptoms are vague, and include feeling tired and low on energy, dry skin, and even depression. Vitamin D is also important for a well functioning immune system, and if you’re often getting sick, a lack of vitamin D could be the reason.
Everyone is at risk of being affected, but if you spend a lot of time indoors or have dark skin you’re at an increased risk because you may not make enough vitamin D from sunlight.
How it Works
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Frequently Asked Question
About the Vitamin D Test
This is a blood test that checks the level of Vitamin D in your body.
Vitamin D is important to the body to help control the amount of calcium and phosphate. This is important to maintain healthy bones, teeth and muscles.
Vitamin D deficiencies can lead to bone diseases such as rickets in children and osteoporosis in adults.
After the test:
If the test shows that you are low on Vitamin D this can usually be resolved with adjustments to your diet and supplements.
Most of our Vitamin D is received from the sun, however this is not readily available for much of the year. The NHS recommend taking supplements of 10 micrograms from October to March.
It is also available in oily fish, red meat, liver, egg yolks and fortified foods.
The blood test looks for only Vitamin D bio-marker, results are available in 2-3 working days.
What can I expect to happen?
During your test, you’ll be asked to fill out a medical questionnaire to make sure you are well enough for the test. The main part of your screen will be a simple venous blood test (where blood is drawn from a vein in your arm using a needle). This should only take a minute or two to complete.
Do I need to prepare?
There is no need to fast (go without food or drinks) for this test.
We do suggest keeping your arm warm, as being cold can sometimes make it harder to draw your blood, and stay well hydrated.
If blood tests make you anxious, let your nurse know at the start of your appointment. They will do their best to make the experience as stress-free as possibl
Superdrug blood tests are available for patients aged 16 years and older.
What you’ll be tested for
Vitamin D Level
How do I get my results?
You can check your results by logging into your Melio Health account. We’ll include a detailed breakdown of what your results mean, as well as relevant medical advice from experienced doctors. You’ll usually be able to access this information within 2-3 days meaning you can act on your results and start improving your health quickly.
Diagnostics are undertaken by our partner, Melio Health. During the consultation, your nurse will register you for a Melio Health patient account and you will receive your results through this portal.