Vitamin D is often known as the ‘sunshine’ vitamin, since sunlight is essential for producing vitamin D in the skin. It is required for the proper mineralization of bone and helps maintain healthy, and radiant skin. Vitamin D also promotes calcium absorption in the gut and is essential for maintaining adequate levels of calcium and phosphate. Only a few foods like fatty fish and fish liver oils contain vitamin D.
Risk factors associated with vitamin D deficiency includes:
- Lack of sun exposure
- Age (more common in older adults)
- Darker complexion
- Difficulty absorbing fats from the diet (Celiac disease or Chron’s disease
Vitamin D deficiency is one of the most common nutritional deficiencies around the world.
Symptoms of Vitamin D deficiency includes:
- Muscle aches and weakness
- Muscle twitching
- Tooth loss
HOW IT WORKS
Order your test.
Choose the test that matches your need from our large array of tests. The kit will be delivered to your door step. There is no need to leave the comfort of your home.
Collect your sample.
Register and activate your test. Collect your sample first thing in the morning. Return your sample to our lab as soon as possible, using the prepaid envelope included in the kit.
Your sample will be tested as soon as it arrives in our lab. Your results will be available through our secure online platform.
Details and FAQs
Here are some of the most frequently asked questions we usually get. Please feel free to contact us if you have any other questions.
We has a team of physicians who will review your order and results. Our nursing team is on standby throughout the testing process and, if you test positive, you will receive a call to discuss your results and treatment options.
Please ensure that the sample is collected before 9am and returned immediately using the carrier method provided within the test kit. Each test includes a prepaid shipping envelope to return your samples to the laboratory.
Please do not collect or return samples on a Friday, Saturday or Sunday.
Your samples are processed in the same labs used by primary care providers, hospitals and government schemes.
Therizon laboratories are CLIA approved and CAP-accredited, which are the highest levels of accreditation. Tests kits are manufactured within our ISO 17025 accredited facility, the highest level of accreditation for medical devices.