Vitamins play an essential role in vital bodily processes. This is why both their lack and excess have an adverse effect on all of the systems and organs of the body.
INDICATIONS TO VITAMIN CONTENT TEST
If a person pursues an active life style, has no bad habits, keeps a healthy diet, moves actively and spends enough time outdoors, they are likely to suffer no lack of vitamins. Unfortunately, more often than not, this is not the case; this may result in a deficiency of vital substances and development of various disorders.
Thus, we recommend tests for vitamin content to be taken by both seniors and children, by persons living in a unfavorable environment, those affected by chronic diseases, persons who overwork, fail to care about their diet, etc.
OUR LABORATORY PERFORMS:
Vitamin content studies for:
- Vitamin В9 (folic acid)
- 25-OH vitamin D (vitamin D3)
The analysis is performed using:
- Immunobiology and photometry testing station Cobas 6000 made by Roche Diagnostics GmbH., Germany.
- Immunochemical electrochemiluminescence analyzer Cobas e 411made by Roche Diagnostics GmbH., Germany.
Decoding vitamin test data
- Vitamin В12 is a water-soluble vitamin which plays an important role in normal activity of the nervous system and blood cell formation. Deficit of this vitamin may cause severe adverse changes of the body.
- Folic acid
Vitamin B9 (folic acid) is a water-soluble vitamin necessary for the synthesis of DNA and certain amino acids (glycine, methionine etc.) Apart from assisting in DNA formation, vitamin B9 plays a part in the process of methionine generation from homocysteine. Vitamin deficiency may lead to increased levels of homocysteine that increase the likelihood of cardiovascular disorders.
An adequate level of folic acids in human body reduces the risk of oncology disease development; the vitamin plays a special role during pregnancy, especially at its early stages when the fetus undergoes an intensive cell reproduction phase, its future organs and tissues (neural tube being one of the most important) are shaped.
- 25-OH vitamin D (vitamin D3)
Vitamin D is a fat-soluble substance necessary for the maintenance of required levels of calcium, phosphorus and magnesium in blood. It acts as a hormone and an antirachitic factor. There are several forms of vitamin D that may be identified in blood: 25-hydroxyvitamin D [25(OH)D] and 1.25-hydroxyvitamin D [1.25(OH)(2)D]. 25-hydroxyvitamin D is the prevalent, inactive form of the hormone contained in blood, the precursor of the active 1.25-hydroxyvitamin D hormone.
PREPARATION FOR RESEARCH
HOW TO TAKE A BLOOD TEST
- At the reception, conclude an agreement for the provision of paid services (if you have a referral from a doctor, show it to the medical registrar)
- Pay the invoice at the cash desk of the RCMC or via ЕРИП (SSIS: Single Settlement and Information Space)
- Get tested.
Test material is accepted according to schedule: Friday through Monday, from 7:30 till 11:00, Saturday from 9:00 to 11:00 (on Saturday, tests are accepted by appointment through the Contact Center). Test results are made available to the physician and the patient at 15:00 on the same day.