Toggle Health Problems and D

Low cost vitamin D Blood Tests

Overview of vitamin D testing

  • Low cost Vitamin D Blood tests cost $40 - $70
  • Several governments no longer give free vitamin D tests
    • Beware - hospital/govt tests often cost $150-$250
  • Blood is typically drawn at a lab or hospital
  • Low-cost Vitamin D testers (about 13 dollars in quantity) – Feb 2018
  • Tests can also be made at home - blood spot is mailed in
  • Test results from both are available in 1-5 days
  • Test results from both have a reliability/repeatability/consistency of plus or minus 5 percent
    • Example: 30 ng it could really be 28.5 ng to 31.5 ng
  • The primary purpose of a blood test is to make sure you are getting enough vitamin D
    • Rarely will the test find that you are getting too much vitamin D
    • You may want to have a loading dose and followed by 3 months on maintenace dose then get a vitamin D test to confirm that you are taking enough

Study of accuracy and repeatability of vitamin D blood spot test Sept 2014

Results There was good agreement between measurements of 25OHD from DBS and plasma; R2 = 0.73 from a regression of plasma concentration on DBS concentration. The within-batch and between-batch intraclass correlations from the 500 replicate measurements were 0.82 (95% confidence interval, 0.80, 0.85) and 0.73 (95% confidence interval, 0.68, 0.78), respectively.

Free Vitamin D deficiency test which does not use blood

Quick self test of vitamin D deficiency not quantitative, but free and extremely easy to do
Image Image

Life Extension

They mail out a coupon which you bring to a Labcor location to get your blood tested
Life Extension will send you the results within a week - your choices include mail, FAX, e-mail ...
(I have used LEF many times and have gotten results in e-mail the next day. Henry Lahore)
Cost of test: Non-members $62.67, members $47.00 (as of Feb 2013)
The $75 Life Extension membership fee is applied to any product they sell!
Thus, you can get a free vitamin D blood test by paying their membership fee. Such a deal
Note: many of their great supplements are available at lower than member cost on Amazon.

Private MD also uses Labcor $63 (confirmed Nov 2014)

Description: The Vitamin D, 25-Hydroxy test is primarily ordered to measure the amount of 25-hydroxy vitamin in the bloodstream to rule out Vitamin D deficiency.
A significant deviation from the normal range may require further evaluation by your physician.
Vitamin D, 25-Hydroxy: AKA = 25-Hydroxycalciferol. 25-OH-D, Cholecalciferol Metabolite, Vitamin D, Vitamin D3 Metabolite

ZRT $75


Grassroots $70

Facebook for Grassroots
GrassrootsHealth is sponsoring the use of blood spot test kits (laboratory analysis done by ZRT Labs)
The tests are to be done twice a year by each individual along with the submission of some basic health data.
The kits are not available as a ‘stand alone’ without health data.
You have to fill in some information on amount of vitamin D you are taking, etc
They provide a quantity price discount. I suspect all kits are shipped at the same time)
1 test - $65 + $5 shipping
2 tests - $63/test + $5 shipping
10 test - $60/test + $5 shipping
Video of use of GrassRoots home test kit similar for other home tests
A group of 6,000 people have vitamin D levels higher than 50 ng – GrassrootsHealth many charts
Here is the GrassRoots Chart as of April 2012
see wikipage http://www.vitamindwiki.com/tiki-index.php?page_id=266

$57 with lowest cost shipping

Money back guarantee, but not available in Canada or New York.
Test results are currently mailed, not e-mailed. Test type is EIA by Diasorin (Liason).

Home test kits sold for UK and the world Aug 2014 $52

£28 UK and £33 overseas. - overseas customer have to add airmail return postage
It is a service by a hospital in Birminham England.which has been doing vitamin D tests for 20+ years
CLICK HERE for a Video showing the use of their test kit
Orders are placed over the phone, not online. Results are sent by email however.
Here is a copy of their test results (- in nmol, not nanograms)
Note: UK considers > 10 ng to be adequate.

See also VitaminDWiki

The TOP articles in Test and Vitamin D are listed here:

Is the true value 48 nmol -1090 tests @ /is.gd/vitd1090

See also web


Vitamin D testing from a Canadian viewpoint – Jan 2014

Vitamin D Testing NutriStart Canada Jan 8, 2014

  • Proviences restricting tests – “except in selected patients with advanced renal failure, mineral and/or bone diseases”.
  • Restricted: Alberta, B.C., Labrador, Manitoba, Newfoundland and Ontario.
  • Your cost in Canada ranges from $93 to $32
  • BC 2013 “Routine serum vitamin D testing or screening for vitamin D deficiency is not recommended…
  • Author in BC found that would have needed to get a referral and then pay $61.32.
  • US: not need a doctor:
    mymedlab.com $80
    healthcheckusa.com $95 Labcorp
    privatemdlabs.com $63 Labcorp
  • The Life Extension Foundation $47 for members, $63 for non-members. Labcorp
  • The Vitamin D Council home test - ZRT Labs, $65
  • Grassroots Health home test kit $65 ZRT
  • Update How Alberta Canada restricts Vitamin D testing – May 2016

Results of Vitamin D test can be good, but Active Vitamin D might not get to the cells

Due to low Magnesium, Low Omega-3, Genes, Kidney disease, etc.
Reductions in Vitamin D is.gd/VitDReductions

Category Calcitriol contains 53 items
Low cost vitamin D Blood Tests        
109973 visitors, last modified 10 Jun, 2021,
Printer Friendly PDF this page! Follow this page for updates

Attached files

ID Name Comment Uploaded Size Downloads
4713 Quest increase decrease.jpg admin 11 Dec, 2014 12:38 83.16 Kb 43395
4641 Council home test kit.jpg admin 28 Nov, 2014 13:08 48.72 Kb 33422
4325 UK test kit.jpg admin 28 Aug, 2014 10:48 78.33 Kb 40299
2085 Nano2.jpg admin 08 Feb, 2013 02:30 93.25 Kb 9766
2084 Nano1.jpg admin 08 Feb, 2013 02:29 66.95 Kb 12843
2021 OPKO.jpg admin 28 Jan, 2013 15:04 8.06 Kb 13235
50 ZRT test.gif ZRT kit admin 17 May, 2010 16:09 9.53 Kb 3438
49 ZRT home test kit.gif ZRT advertisement admin 17 May, 2010 16:09 71.80 Kb 45113
48 GrassRoots chart of 1000 tests.gif GrassRoots chart of 1000 admin 17 May, 2010 15:54 36.12 Kb 3625
See any problem with this page? Report it (FINALLY WORKS)