The Vitamin C test is done to check the levels of Vitamin C in one’s blood.
What is Vitamin C?
Also known as ascorbic acid, Vitamin C is one of the most essential Vitamins that are rich in antioxidants. It can be found in orange, grapefruit, kiwi, and other citrus fruits.
Vitamin C not only acts as an antioxidant but also protects the body from free radicals, a compound formed when the body converts food into energy. It also helps in creating a protein known as collagen, which helps in healing wounds.
Vitamin C is capable of improving the immune system of the body and protects it against any cardiovascular diseases. It has a major contribution to slowing down the aging process of the body.
Why is Vitamin C test suggested?
The Vitamin C test is done to check the following things:
- Levels of Vitamin C in one’s blood
- Anemia (low levels of blood)
- Poor immunity
- Bleeding Gums
- Slow wound healing
- Scurvy 
How is Vitamin C test performed?
The Vitamin C test is performed in the following way:
- Blood is drawn with a needle from the patient’s arm.
- It is collected in a test tube and further tested.
The Vitamin C test takes less than 15 minutes to complete.
What are the parameters measured in the Vitamin C test?
The ideal values in a Vitamin C test are 0.6-2 mg/dl for people of all genders and age groups. 
Preparation for Vitamin C test
There’s no specific preparation required by the patient for their Vitamin C test but they must inform the pathologist of any Vitamin medication that they’re taking.
Post-care after Vitamin C test
One can continue their normal activities after the Vitamin C test. 
Sample types in Vitamin C
One’s blood sample is taken in a Vitamin C test.
Side effects/risks of Vitamin C test
The risks involved with Vitamin C test are:
- Excessive bleeding