Vitamin D Test
✓ Vitamin D Level
This finger prick blood test analyses your vitamin D level. Critical for healthy bones, teeth & muscles.
About this test
This finger prick blood test analyses your Vitamin D which is crucial for healthy bones, teeth & immune system.
What is Included?
✓ Home Finger Prick Blood Test Kit
✓ Recorded, next day delivery of your test kit (if booked before 3.30pm Mon-Thur)
✓ 24hr Tracked Royal Mail Return
✓ Results 2-3 working days from receipt by the laboratory
✓ Patients emailed with results plus analysis and health advice by a ZoomDoc GP
Understanding Vitamin D?
Vitamin D helps to control the amount of calcium and phosphate in our bodies. Both are needed for healthy bones, teeth and muscles.
Vitamin D is found naturally in a small number of foods, including oily fish, red meat, liver and egg yolks. It’s also found in fortified foods like breakfast cereals and fat spreads.
However, it’s often difficult for us to get the recommended amount of vitamin D from food alone. Our main source of vitamin D is from the action of sunlight on our skin.
Supplementation with Vitamin D, especially during the the Autumn and winter months is recommended for adults across the UK. 10mcg as part of a multivitamin is recommended.
When to test
We would advise patients to only undertake this vitamin D test Monday to Thursday and then sending it directly back to our laboratory. This ensures that there are no delays in our lab receiving your test kit.
Specific biomarker within this test includes:
✓ Vitamin D
Frequently Asked Questions
How accurate are ZoomDoc Wellness Tests?
ZoomDoc finger prick blood tests are as accurate as tests you would normally take via a normal regular blood test at hospital or in a GP setting.
All tests are analysed in labs in the UK and are UKAS & ISO 15189 accredited.
All of our partner laboratories undergo frequent quality control checks to ensure they meet the highest standard of testing. The equipment and analysers used are all designed for the specific function of capillary blood testing. All ZoomDoc test kits come with clear instructions.
What laboratories do ZoomDoc use?
All laboratories that ZoomDoc use are UKAS & ISO 15189 accredited.
Most samples are analysed at The Doctors Laboratory which is based in Central London. This lab is the largest private laboratory in the UK.
How are my tests reviewed?
All test results are analysed by our team of Doctors.
They will comment on your results and often provide both advice and health recommendations.
If there is any worrying results our Doctors will get in touch and advise on next steps.
Is this test suitable for children?
ZoomDoc do not recommend purchasing our wellness tests for children.
Can I discuss my results with a ZoomDoc GP?
Our team of GPs are available via the ZoomDoc app to discuss any queries or questions you may have.
What will happen after purchasing a Wellness Test?
After purchase of your test kit, it will be immediately dispatched to your home or workplace. After it arrives, you must activate the test with the details of the patient undertaking the test. There are full instructions on the test kit box.
Can I give my test to someone else?
Yes, if you receive or order a wellness test kit and want to gift it to someone else, you can do this. However, the test must always be activated with the personal details of the individual taking the test.
How to take your home blood test
” If you get little exposure to the sun, suffer from milk allergies or adhere to a strict vegan diet you may be at risk for vitamin D deficiency. Often known as the sunshine vitamin, this vitamin is produced by the body in response to your skin being exposed to sunlight.
It is also occurs naturally in a few foods; including fish, fish liver oils, egg yolks and in fortified dairy and grain products.
Essential for strong bones, as it helps the body use calcium from the diet. Research also reveals the importance of vitamin D in protecting against a host of health problems.”
Dr Kenny Livingstone – ZoomDoc GP