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Blood spot vitamin D testing?

Discussion in 'Diagnostic Guidelines and Laboratory Testing' started by Unim, Jan 24, 2014.

  1. Unim

    Unim

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    There is a UK website that sells blood spot vitamin D tests: http://vitamindtest.org.uk/

    This would be so much easier than trying to get one from the doctor's. Does anyone know how legitimate this test is? It appears to be something to do with an NHS hospital in Birmingham.
     
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  2. maryb

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    well the address is the city hospital so it sounds legit. Its cheap enough to have done.
     
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    I had a friend with ME get this done in the UK and it was accepted by the NHS as accurate. (It's run via Birmingham NHS) and they received treatment from the results too.
     
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  4. Unim

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    Also the Marshall Protocol people are open to blood spot testing, so both mainstream and alternative seem to agree on this.

    I got my results emailed to me within under a week: 58.0nmol/L – "Adequate". The only problem is the pin prick to collect the blood is taking a long time to heal! I was hoping my vitamin D result would explain it, after I benefited from using it topically, but my level has been lower before this problem... So not quite the answer I was looking for!

    Still, much more convenient than getting it from the doctor's.
     
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