Avail Vitamin D test in Chennai through MFine. You can book your Vitamin D test from the reputed lab partners of MFine and get samples collected from your doorstep. Post your Vitamin D test sample collection, the test reports will be available for download within the next 48 hours.
A Vitamin D test is usually recommended for people going through the following symptoms-
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Set Chennai as location, select Lab Partner, add your address and book a slot.
A certified lab technician will be assigned for sample collection.
A lab technician will collect your Vitamin D test sample in the scheduled slot.
Your test reports will be available for download within the next 48–72 hours.
Avail of online consultation with a senior doctor to review your reports.
Our senior doctor will share advice and prescriptions based on your results.
What is a Vitamin D test used for?
The vitamin D test is used to monitor or screen vitamin D deficiency, bone malformations and weakness, body pains, etc.
What is included in the Vitamin D test?
The test measures total vitamin D content in the blood (25-hydroxy vitamin D). Additionally, the levels of vitamin D2 (25-hydroxy vitamin D2) and vitamin D3 (25-hydroxy vitamin D3) will also be measured.
Vitamin D2– Vitamin D2 is also known as ergocalciferol. The liver converts vitamin D2 into 25-hydroxy vitamin D2. Some sources of vitamin D2 include mushrooms, fortified foods, and dietary supplements.
Vitamin D3– Vitamin D3 is also referred to as cholecalciferol. Like vitamin D2, vitamin D3 is converted into 25-hydroxy vitamin D3 inside the body. Our body can synthesize vitamin D3 when the skin is exposed to sunlight. It can also be supplemented with animal foods like fish, egg yolk, etc. Vitamin D3 is more effective in raising the total vitamin D levels than vitamin D2.
Procedure for the Vitamin D test
The vitamin D test is similar to other routinely performed blood tests.
A trained phlebotomist will draw a small amount of blood by inserting the needle into the vein.
The collected blood sample will be transferred to a small vial or test tube. The sample will then be sent to a partner lab for further processing.
While inserting the needle into the vein, slight pain may be experienced in the arm. However, the pain will reduce immediately. Some individuals may also experience redness and swelling at the needle insertion site.
The procedure usually lasts for about 5-10 minutes.
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How to prepare for a Vitamin D test?
No special preparations are needed for a Vitamin D test. Disclose all the medications you are taking to your healthcare provider before the test.
Things to consider after the Vitamin D test is complete
No special considerations or precautions are needed once the test is complete. Once the result is available, please consult your doctor. The doctor would suggest further diagnostic tests or prescribe medications based on your results. Please do not self-diagnose disorders based on the Vitamin D report.
What types of disorders can Vitamin D test detect?
The Vitamin D test can diagnose vitamin D deficiency disorders like rickets in children and osteomalacia in adults.
How much does a Vitamin D test cost?
The cost of a Vitamin D test in India varies across different cities. The charges for the test ranges from Rs. 580 to Rs. 1615.
Disclaimer: The value varies based on location, time, and your preferred lab partner.
How long does it take to get the results for the Vitamin D test?
You can expect to get the results for the Vitamin D test within 24 to 48 hours after the sample is collected. However, in certain cases, depending on the location, medical advice, and preferred lab partner, it may take longer.
What do abnormal Vitamin D test results indicate?
Elevated levels of Vitamin D in the blood indicate excess supplementation of Vitamin D pills or foods rich in Vitamin D. Lower levels of vitamin D in the blood may indicate the following-
The patient is not getting enough exposure to sunlight.
The patient is having trouble absorbing Vitamin D.
The patient is not getting enough Vitamin D supplementation
A low vitamin D level may also indicate that the body is not synthesising enough Vitamin D. This can happen in individuals who have underlying kidney or liver diseases.
Disclaimer: Please consult with your doctor for interpreting the test reports.
Is Vitamin D a definitive test?
Yes, vitamin D is a definitive test for the screening of vitamin D deficiency. However, for an accurate diagnosis of bone disorders like rickets, osteomalacia, and osteoporosis, the doctor would recommend X-ray or MRI scans, bone mineral density tests, and other blood tests that measure the levels of calcium, phosphorus, and magnesium in the blood.
How to read the Vitamin D report?
Once the results are available, it is advised to discuss the report with your doctor. However, the following table can be referred to for interpretation.
Total 25-hydroxy vitamin D level (ng/mL)
Mild to moderate deficiency
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Vitamin D test at home – how does it work?
The Vitamin D test is just like any other blood test. A lab technician visits your home when you book your tests through the MFine app. The lab technician first cleans the arm and then inserts a syringe into a vein. The required amount of blood is then taken into a vial. The lab technician then removes the needle and places cotton wool or a bandage over the prick.
Are there any risks involved with a Vitamin D test?
The Vitamin D test does not involve any risks. Some people may experience pain, swelling, and redness at the site of needle insertion.
What can affect the results of a Vitamin D test?
The results of Vitamin D tests are not affected by food or fasting. However, do tell your healthcare provider about the medications and nutrient supplements you consume, as they can affect the results of the test.
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Why Book the Vitamin D Test?
Vitamin D test is recommended to measure Vitamin D levels and their sub-contents in the blood. Vitamin D is one of the essential nutrients of the body. An imbalance in Vitamin D levels can cause major side effects that may harm your health. If ignored, this may lead to severe illnesses in the long run.
It is best to track your Vitamin D levels regularly. Patients already suffering from Vitamin D deficiency are required to test at fixed intervals to know their current condition. MFine has made it easy for you to book a Vitamin D test in Chennai.
Vitamin D test measures the overall Vitamin D present in the body's blood.
Vitamins D2 (25-hydroxyvitamin) and D3 (25-hydroxyvitamin D3) are the two main forms of Vitamin D that are tested.
The deficiency of Vitamin D2 can lead to several diseases like Rickets or Osteoporosis.
Vitamin D3 stimulates the absorption of calcium and phosphorus in the blood.
Failing to do this may lead to critical illnesses in the long run.
What Preparation is Needed for the Vitamin D Test?
When your healthcare advisor orders the Vitamin D test, there is no special preparation that needs to be considered. However, there are some essential points that your doctor needs to be aware of.
Please inform your doctor about all the medication you're taking, the allergies you're suffering from, and the medical conditions you already have. You should give a detailed report of your medical history as well as family medical history for the best analysis of your results.
It is suggested not to self-diagnose disorders based on the Vitamin D report. Besides these, if there is anything more, your health advisor will inform you about the same.
What Happens to Your Test Sample?
Once the Vitamin D test sample is taken, the sample will later be sent to your preferred lab in Chennai for further processing so that it can be examined closely by experts who further plan the course of action to treat your illness.
What do Abnormal Results Indicate?
The usual Vitamin D levels are between 30-50 mg/ml. Levels above this margin indicate the overconsumption of Vitamin D supplements or an over-rich Vitamin D diet. Elevated levels lead to toxicity in the body and may result in diseases.
Levels lower than 30mg/ml indicate the deficiency of Vitamin D. Lower or higher levels of Vitamin D can mean many things. In your report, the normal range will be specified. Anything outside this range will indicate abnormal results. Lower levels indicate the deficiency of the vitamin, This may be attributed to causes like:
->Not getting adequate exposure to sunlight.
->Complications in absorbing Vitamin D.
->Not getting sufficient Vitamin D supplementation.
This deficiency might expose you to rickets or less bone density. Other than lower levels, increased levels determine the additional vitamin D content in the blood, which can happen due to over-supplementation or an irregular diet. To avoid future complications, get yourself tested as soon as possible.
Disclaimer: It has been advised to always consult with your doctor to interpret the test reports.
Yes, you can easily avail of sample collection for various tests at home. MFine makes it easier for, within a single click you can book a slot for a test without going anywhere. Your test results will be delivered to your doorstep.
What is the cost of the Vitamin D Test in Chennai?
The cost of several tests depends upon different laboratories and the infrastructure used by the laboratories. Different cities have varied prices too. The charges for the test in Chennai generally range from Rs. 580 to Rs. 1615.
I stay in Delhi. Can I book a vitamin D test for my grandfather staying in Chennai?
Yes, you can easily book a vitamin D test for your relatives and old family members living in distant places with the help of the MFine app.
How can I reschedule my appointment for a vitamin D test sample?
You can easily reschedule the appointment for a vitamin D test through the MFine app. The app has an option to reschedule the sample collection date and time.
Is the lab technician coming for a vitamin D test sample collection vaccinated?
Yes. Our lab technicians are fully vaccinated. Further, they also ensure safety throughout by wearing a mask and using sanitizer and gloves during sample collection
When is a vitamin D test recommended?
The vitamin D test is recommended to persons to monitor or screen vitamin D deficiency, bone malformations and weakness, body pains, etc.
Is a prescription required to book a vitamin D test?
No, generally it is not required to take a prescription from a registered doctor to book a vitamin D test. However, if you are planning to take vitamin D supplements for maintaining healthy vitamin D levels, they should be taken under medical prescription only.
Does MFine provide result interpretation along with the reports?
Yes. MFine provides result interpretation along with the reports. Also, you will be able to avail a free doctor consultation after the lab test to understand your reports accurately. Our doctor will also advise and prescribe medicines if required based on the results.
Is the vitamin D test definitive?
Yes, vitamin D is a definitive test for screening for vitamin D deficiency.
How is the vitamin D test done?
A trained phlebotomist will draw a small amount of blood by inserting the needle into the vein. The collected blood sample will be transferred to a small vial or test tube. The sample will then be sent to a partner lab for further processing.
What diseases can be detected through the Vitamin D Test?
The Vitamin D test can diagnose vitamin D deficiency disorders like rickets in children and osteomalacia in adults.
How can I download my Vitamin D test report?
Login to MFine
Go to your profile
Click Attachment and Reports
Click Lab Report and download the same.
Are there any discount offers running on the Vitamin D test in Chennai?
Usually, you can avail of up to 50% discount on the Vitamin D test through MFine. However, the discount and test price may vary based on lab partner and location.