What is being measured
- Vitamin A (Retinol)
- Vitamin D (25-Hydroxy)
- Vitamin E (Tocopherol)
- Vitamin K (Undercarboxylated osteocalcin)
- CoEnzyme Q10
Osteocalcin is a vitamin K-dependent protein that our bones produce.
Age range this test is suitable for
This test requires a blood sample to be taken which must reach the laboratory within 24 hours of collection otherwise the sample will be unusable. The sample also requires a centrifuge for 15 minutes. Please ensure your clinic or hospital has the equipment to do this.
You will need to arrange for a blood sample to be collected by a nurse at your G.P. service or at a private clinic or hospital. Any fee for this service is not included in with the test fee.
The cost of the test does not cover the return postage.
Please note that samples should only be posted on Monday – Thursday so that they do not arrive over the weekend when the lab is closed.
A courier returns option is offered by the lab and details will be included in with your test kit. This is an optional service and the cost is not included in with the test fee. Details about payment, should you wish to take up this offer, are included with the courier details.
Before taking the test
Do not take vitamin supplements 24 hours prior to taking the test unless you are monitoring therapy. Full instructions will be sent with the test.
All sample reports are for representational and educational purposes only. Biomarkers, references ranges, results, and all other data may differ from actual reports. All data included in no way represents an actual patient. Any comparisons of results to actual patients, is completely incidental.