Vitamin K test in Mumbai
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How to Book A Vitamin K test in Mumbai?
What is the Vitamin K test used for?
This test is primarily used to detect vitamin K insufficiency, but it can also be used to examine and diagnose the disorders listed below:
- Liver disease
- Infant hemorrhagic disease
- Bleeding Disorders
What is included in the Vitamin K test?
It is rare to order vitamin K level tests since they are rarely available. The test is rarely used to screen for or to assist in diagnosing vitamin K deficiency since abnormal bleeding and easy bruising is usually signs of a vitamin K deficiency. A prothrombin time test is a primary test used to evaluate the bleeding (PT). If the PT results are prolonged and it is considered that this is due to a lack of vitamin K, oral supplements or injections of vitamin K are given. If the bleeding stops and the PT/INR levels return to normal, a vitamin K shortage is suspected as the culprit.
Procedure for Vitamin K test
The phlebotomist would first wrap a tourniquet around your arm, then wipe the region with antiseptic; he would then use a regular size syringe to identify the nearest vein and take the needed volume of blood into a tiny container. This sample is then analysed to establish whether or not you are deficient in vitamin K. If you are indeed deficient in vitamin K, your doctor may recommend new dietary changes and vitamin supplements oral or injectable to assist in raising vitamin K levels in your body.
How to prepare for the Vitamin K test?
In general, no extra preparation is required to complete this test; nevertheless, it is recommended that you wear short sleeves to provide your healthcare practitioner free access to your arm. The test is rather easy, and once your doctor has received his sample, he will quickly analyse the blood to determine the quantity of vitamin K in it. A vitamin K deficiency may be crippling, causing exhaustion over time. It is critical that you keep your doctor up to date on your current health issues and the drugs you are taking since this might affect the level of vitamin K in your blood.
Things to consider after the Vitamin K test is complete
Consult your doctor once the test results are available, and he or she will prescribe therapy based on the results. Please do not attempt to self-diagnose your medical problem.
*What types of infection can Vitamin K test detect?
Vitamin K is a class of fat-soluble vitamins that aid in clotting, bone development, and cardiovascular health. A lack of vitamin K can lead to substantial bleeding, and some studies show a probability of poor bone formation, osteoporosis, and an increased risk of cardiovascular disease.
How much does a Vitamin K test cost?*
|City||Test Price Starting from|
|Book Vitamin K Cost in Delhi||₹ 2400.0|
|Book Vitamin K Cost in Gurgaon||₹ 2400.0|
|Book Vitamin K Cost in Noida||₹ 2400.0|
|Book Vitamin K Cost in Faridabad||₹ 2400.0|
|Book Vitamin K Cost in Ghaziabad||₹ 2400.0|
|Book Vitamin K Cost in Chennai||₹ 2400.0|
|Book Vitamin K Cost in Hyderabad||₹ 2400.0|
|Book Vitamin K Cost in Mumbai||₹ 2400.0|
|Book Vitamin K Cost in Thane||₹ 2400.0|
|Book Vitamin K Cost in Visakhapatnam||₹ 3485.0|
|Book Vitamin K Cost in Bangalore||₹ 3485.0|
|Book Vitamin K Cost in Ahmedabad||₹ 3485.0|
|Book Vitamin K Cost in Kolkata||₹ 3485.0|
|Book Vitamin K Cost in Indore||₹ 3485.0|
|Book Vitamin K Cost in Pune||₹ 3485.0|
|Book Vitamin K Cost in Amritsar||₹ 3485.0|
|Book Vitamin K Cost in Coimbatore||₹ 3485.0|
*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 K test?
You can expect to get the results for the Vitamin K 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 K test results indicate?
Severe vitamin K deficiency can result in bruising and bleeding because the blood takes longer to clot. It’s very rare for adults to have Vitamin K deficiency it’s more commonly found in babies. Because the body requires vitamin K for healthy bone, vitamin K deficiency may impair bone strength and cause osteoporosis.
The normal range for vitamin K is 0.2-3.2 ng/mL, although one source claims that levels below 0.5 ng/mL are related to poor blood coagulation. According to another source, the reference range is 0.10-2.2 ng/mL. Vitamin K is usually not tested as the deficiency is diagnosed by simply doing a blood coagulation test called Prothrombin Time (PT). If the PT is prolonged you would be diagnosed with Vitamin K deficiency.
Disclaimer: Please consult with your doctor for interpreting the test reports.
What is the Vitamin K test?
Vitamin K is essential for coagulation, often known as blood clotting. Clotting is a mechanism that aids in the prevention of excessive bleeding both within and outside the body. Vitamin K is required by your body to create the proteins involved in the clotting process. Your body does not have enough of these proteins if you are vitamin K deficient. Bleeding excessively is a symptom of vitamin K insufficiency.
Scientists also believe that vitamin K helps bones grow and stay strong, but they are still researching this. Vitamin K levels tests are not widely available and are seldom ordered. They are not commonly used to screen for or diagnose vitamin K deficiencies since a shortage of vitamin K is generally identified when there is unexpected or excessive bleeding or easy bruising.
How to read the Vitamin K test report?
A doctor will inquire about a person’s medical history to check whether they have any risk factors for vitamin K insufficiency.
A coagulation test is known as the prothrombin time, or the clinician may use PT test. They collect a small amount of blood and then add chemicals to see how long it takes to clot.
The clotting time for blood is normally 11 to 13.5 seconds. It might be due to a vitamin K shortage if it takes longer.
Before conducting this blood test, people may need to avoid meals high in vitamin K.
The normal range for vitamin K is 0.2-3.2 ng/mL, although one source claims that levels below 0.5 ng/mL are related to poor blood coagulation. According to another source, the reference range is 0.10-2.2 ng/mL.
Why book a Vitamin K test?
A prothrombin time test is a primary test used to evaluate the bleeding (PT). If the PT results are prolonged, and it is considered that this is due to a lack of vitamin K, oral supplements or injections of vitamin K are given.
Vitamin K test at home – how does it work?
The Vitamin K 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 Vitamin K tests?
Adults are more likely to suffer from vitamin K insufficiency and the related symptoms if they:
- Use blood thinners, also known as anticoagulants, which prevent clots but decrease vitamin K activation
- Take antibiotics that inhibit vitamin K synthesis and absorption
- Don’t obtain enough vitamin K from their diets
What can affect the results of the Vitamin K test?
Many medicines can interfere with vitamin K’s effects. Antacids, blood thinners, antibiotics, aspirin, and medications for cancer, seizures, and other disorders.
Why Book the Vitamin K test in Mumbai?
- When a person experiences bruises and severe bleeding in the body, the specialist suggests the vitamin K test. This test calculates the prothrombin (PT) count of the body. The blood has the coagulation count due to which it clots in a particular interval of time after a wound or injury. The deficiency of vitamin K makes the blood thin and more viscous. Due to this, the patient experiences blood clots and bruises in different parts of the body.
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What does the Vitamin K test measure?
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What Happens to Your Test Sample?
What do Abnormal Results Indicate?
- The results of vitamin K deficiency represent the inability of the blood in the body to clot in a particular interval of time. The human body's normal prothrombin (PT) time is between 11 to 13.5 seconds. Any type of variation in this count is a case of abnormality. The dissociation of the blood clotting depicts any type of internal bleeding. The deficiency found in the vitamin K test delineates the inability of the body to absorb good fats from the blood.
- Disclaimer: It has been advised to always consult with your doctor for interpreting the test reports.
Frequently Asked Questions | FAQs
Can I avail at-home sample collection in Andheri West, Mumbai?
Yes, you can easily avail of the sample collection facility in any area of Mumbai. MFine makes it easy and convenient through the app with the booking facilities to choose the preferable laboratory. The patient can book the time slots for a day at their convenience.
What is the cost of the Vitamin K test in Mumbai?
The average pricing of the vitamin K test in Mumbai is around INR 1500 to 2400. This cost varies according to laboratory facilities and equipment. The charges of vitamin K tests by associate laboratories of hospitals will be different from the private laboratories.
I stay in Delhi. Can I book a vitamin K test for my grandfather staying in Mumbai?
Yes, you can easily book through the MFine app. You can select the location and laboratories in a particular area by the app. You can also book the doorstep sample collection and deliver the test report. Booking through the app gives you the convenience to select your suitable time slot and location.
How can I reschedule my appointment for a vitamin K test sample?
Yes, it’s an easy procedure to reschedule your appointment with the MFine app. You can visit the website and click reschedule on your booking with essential details.
Is the lab technician coming for Vitamin K 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 the Vitamin K test recommended?
The vitamin K test requirement becomes necessary when the specialist observes the clotting and bruises in the body. There may be the condition of internal bleeding. The specialist confirms this test by any abnormal activities in the menstrual cycle or the excess blood flow during any wound and injury.
Is a prescription required to book a vitamin K test?
No, to book a vitamin K test on MFine does not need any prescription. It is factual that the specialist suggests this case to observe certain abnormalities in most cases.
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 K test a definitive test?
No, the vitamin K test is a non-definitive test.
What other tests are usually recommended along with the Vitamin K test?
The vitamin K test is to observe the abnormality in the excess bleeding and blood clot. During this test, the prothrombin count of blood is calculated. Hence the other tests recommended during this test are vitamin B12, B7, and sometimes Vitamin K1 and K2.
What diseases can be detected through the vitamin K test?
As the vitamin K test diagnoses the blood clotting counts, the diseases which are detectable in this test are the abnormality of the body to absorb fat. This abnormality leads the human body toward the infection in the intestines and liver. Some infections lead to internal bleeding, which spreads in the body due to vitamin K deficiency.
How can I download my vitamin K 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 vitamin K tests in Mumbai?
Usually, you can avail yourself up to a 50% discount on vitamin K tests through MFine. However, the discount and test price may vary based on lab partner and location.