Vitamin Profile Test: What does the test tell you?

Vitamin Profile Test: What does the test tell you?

What is a Vitamin Profile Test?

The basic nutrients in human life are vitamins and minerals. Unhealthy eating practices and dietary adulteration can cause these essential nutrients to deplete and limit the body’s ability to combat infections. This profile is developed especially for the testing of common vitamin deficiencies, notably vitamin D, vitamin B12, and folic acid.

Why is the Vitamin Profile Tested?

  • If you develop signs of vitamin D deficiency such as childhood (rickets), bone loss, or adult fractures (osteomalacia)
  • If you have vitamin D factor complications, such as age, minimal exposure to the sun, obesity, or stomach bypass surgery
  • If you suffer anemia such as exhaustion, nausea, light skin, or folic acid deficiency (B12 deficiency)
  • If you have signs or symptoms of nervous disorders, such as numbness, burning of your hands, your thighs, your arms, etc.

What exactly Vitamin Profile Test Measure?

Vitamins play a significant part in safe living. Even these vitamins are not good for health nor some shortages or elevated involvement. Vitamin deficiency can be because of a lack of food whereas unnecessary supplementation can be caused.

Water soluble and the fat soluble vitamins are known as vitamins.

Vitamin A, K, D and E are fat-soluble vitamins

Vitamin B-1 (thiamin), B-2 (riboflavin), B-3 (niacin), B-5 (pantothenic acid) B-6 (pyridoxine), B-7 (biotin), B-9 (folate), B-12 (cobalamin), and vitamin C are water soluble vitamins.

Vitamin D, vitamin B12, and vitamin B9 are among the most common vitamins found to be low.

Vitamin D allows our body to absorb and preserve solid bones and teeth, calcium, and phosphorous. The test tests Vitamin D (25-OH), which is a helpful symptom of bone weakening, rickets (bone malformation), and osteomalacia in your blood. Vitamins are used for the calculation of vitamin D levels (25-OH).

Often called cobalamin is vitamin B12. That is a vitamin that is water-soluble. The development of regular rotten blood cells, tissue reconstruction, DNA synthesis, and genetic material in cells plays an important role in vitamin B12. It is not made in the body and must be absorbed in the meal. Red meat, fish, milk, poultry, yogurt, eggs, fortified cereals, broth, and other cereal items are the dietary sources of Vitamin B12. Vitamin B12 tablets or multivitamin pills can also be used. Low vitamin B12 levels contribute to macrocytic anemia (size of red blood cells larger than normal).

Vitamin B9 along with Vitamin B12 and iron plays an important role in the formation of red blood cells. It plays an important role in the functioning of nerves and cell replication in the body. In pregnant ladies, it is required for the proper development of the fetus’s spinal cord. Low levels of Vitamin B9 can lead to anemia. 

Interpreting Vitamin Profile Results

Interpretations are listed below:

  • Kidney failure
  • Diabetes
  • Liver disease
  • Anemia
  • Hyperthyroidism (high levels of thyroid)
  • Worm infection
  • Certain medicines like methotrexate and leucovorin can cause changes in levels of Vitamin B9.
  • Methylmalonic acid in urine and serum homocysteine test is suggested to differentiate between deficiencies of Vitamin B9 and Vitamin B12.

*Reference range may vary from lab to lab

Parameters Included (3)

  • Vitamin B12
  • Vitamin D
  • Vitamin B9

How do I book a Vitamin profile Test?

You can book 14 tests @Rs. 2000. Click here to book now.

Vitamin Profile Test: What does the test tell you?

Rajat Singh
Rajat Singh is the chief Author at Bioinformatics India, he has been writing for the past 3 years and has a special interest in SEO, Technology, Health, Life Sciences and gaming.

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