Vitamin D is an essential fat-soluble vitamin that’s needed for healthy bones, muscles, and a strong immune system. It’s also important for your mental health — low levels are linked to depression.
Why would you benefit from an Vitamin D test?
Vitamin D helps absorb calcium in your gut and maintains your calcium and phosphate levels. Your body makes vitamin D when your skin is exposed to sun. So during autumn and winter, when sun exposure is low, it’s common for your levels to drop. Because of this, a deficiency is quite common. Signs of this include low energy levels, bone and muscle pain, and getting ill more often than usual.
What biomarkers are we looking at?
• Vitamin D( VITD)
How it Works
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Frequently Asked Question
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 possible.
Is there an age limit for this test?
Superdrug blood tests are available for patients aged 18 years and older.
To book your blood test select Superdrug Blood Tests on the booking portal.
For this blood test you will not need to fast.
For more information about our tests please look at our Frequently Asked Questions here.
After your appointment the nurse or phlebotomist will return the sample to you to be posted in a Royal Mail Post Box.