A rapid test for the semi-quantitative detection of 25-hydroxyVitamin D in whole blood by the finger.
For self-test in vitro diagnostic use.
The Vitamin D Rapid Test Cassette is a rapid chromatographic immunoassay for the semi-quantitative detection of 25-hydroxyVitamin D (25 (OH) D) in whole human finger blood. This test provides a preliminary diagnostic test result and can be used to test for Vitamin D deficiency.
Vitamin D refers to a group of fat-soluble secosteroids that are responsible for increasing the intestinal absorption of calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphates and zinc. In humans, the most important compounds in this group are Vitamin D3 and Vitamin D2. Vitamin D3 is naturally produced in human skin through exposure to ultraviolet light and Vitamin D2 is obtained mainly from food. Vitamin D is transported to the liver where it is metabolized to 25-hydroxyVitamin D. In medicine, a 25-hydroxyVitamin D blood test is used to determine the concentration of Vitamin D in the body. The concentration of 25-hydroxyVitamin D in the blood (including D2 and D3) is considered the best indicator of Vitamin D status. Vitamin D deficiency is now recognized as a worldwide epidemic. Almost every cell in our body has receptors for Vitamin D, which means that everything requires "sufficient" levels of Vitamin D for adequate function. The health risks associated with Vitamin D deficiency are far more serious than previously thought. Vitamin deficiency has been linked to a number of serious illnesses: osteoporosis, osteoporosis, multiple sclerosis, cardiovascular disease, pregnancy complications, diabetes, depression, stroke, autoimmune diseases, influenza, various cancers, etc.
Read more information in the enclosed instructions before taking the test.
- Test cassette Buffer (single use only)
- Wipe with alcohol
- Instruction booklet
- Color scores card
Materials required but not provided:
The test can provide one of the following information regarding Vitamin D levels:
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WHEN SHOULD THE TEST BE USED
The clinical application of 25-hydroxyvitamin D is primarily for the diagnosis, treatment and monitoring of rickets (children), osteomalacia, postmenopausal osteoporosis and renal osteopathy. Vitamin D deficiency is also associated with many other diseases, such as cancer, cardiovascular disease, autoimmune diseases, diabetes and depression. Monitor Vitamin D levels to determine if you are taking Vitamin D supplements. The Vitamin D test can be used at any time of the day.