For the Collection of Serum (Portion of Blood) for Testing
At-home blood sample collection device for monitoring levels of vitamin D. Results are provided within 24 hours of the sample reaching the laboratory.
Vitamin D is an essential nutrient that plays a crucial role in maintaining overall health. The body can produce vitamin D when the skin is exposed to sunlight. Certain foods such as fatty fish, dairy products, fortified cereals and egg yolks contain small amounts of vitamin D.
Vitamin D helps the body absorb calcium and phosphorus which are important for building and maintaining strong bones. It also plays a role in supporting the immune system and may help reduce the risk of certain infections and autoimmune disorders – and even protect you from certain chronic diseases such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes and some types of cancer.
WHO & WHEN?
Vitamin D deficiency is most common in people with limited sun exposure, those with darker skin, older adults, individuals with certain medical conditions and those with a limited dietary intake.
Symptoms of vitamin D deficiency include:
- Bone pain
- Muscle weakness
- Increased susceptibility to infections
This sample kit contains a finger-prick blood collection device and clear instructions. With it you can collect a sample at home. Samples are couriered to and tested at the BioSmart accredited pathology laboratory.
Blood is tested for:
- Vitamin D
Results provide information about your vitamin D levels.
Your vitamin D health report will come in an easy-to-understand format with a detailed breakdown of results, what they mean and your next steps.
PLEASE NOTE: This product is not intended to compensate for diagnosis, treatment, cure, or mitigation of medical conditions. If you or a family member is experiencing any health-related problems, you should obtain medical advice from a certified health professional as this device may be harmful to your health. You are therefore advised to use this product with caution.
Disclaimer: Blood Sample Collection Method
Finger-prick blood sampling is a less invasive alternative to venepuncture and is widely accepted for collecting capillary blood for certain tests. However, please note that results obtained from finger-prick samples may differ slightly from those obtained through traditional venepuncture due to factors such as sample size, collection technique and individual variability. While we take every precaution to ensure accuracy, it is important to consider the specific circumstances of the sample collection when interpreting results, especially for tests where small variations can be significant. If you have any questions or concerns regarding the sample collection method or its potential impact on your results, please consult your healthcare provider or the BioSmart laboratory.
Note: If you do not feel confident taking your own blood sample, we can help:
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Book a consultation at Clicks Cape Gate to have your sample collected.
Bring your receipt to Clicks Cape Gate on the day of the sample collection.
Pay Clicks Cape Gate directly for collecting a blood sample: R80.