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Vitamin D (25-Hydroxy) & Vitamin B12 in Agra

Also known as 25-Hydroxycalciferol, 25-OH vitamin D, Calcidiol, 25-hydroxycholecalciferol, Cyanocobalamin, Methylcobalamin, Cobalamin
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Understanding Vitamin D (25-Hydroxy) & Vitamin B12 in Agra


What is Vitamin D (25-Hydroxy) & Vitamin B12 in Agra?

A Vitamin D (25-Hydroxy) & Vitamin B12 package helps measure vitamin D and B12 levels in the blood at an affordable price in Agra with Tata 1mg labs. Vitamin D is a fat-soluble and essential nutrient that helps the body maintain strong bones & teeth and a healthy immune system. On the other hand, vitamin B12 is vital for healthy brain and nerve functions, energy production, and red blood cell formation. 

A Vitamin D (25-Hydroxy) & Vitamin B12 package is used to detect disorders associated with vitamin D and B12 deficiencies. However, your doctor can also suggest this test package to monitor the treatment efficacy of vitamin supplements and to manage your condition better.

What does Vitamin D (25-Hydroxy) & Vitamin B12 measure?

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A Vitamin D (25-Hydroxy) & Vitamin B12 package is tailored to analyze the levels of two important vitamins in your body: vitamin D (25-OH) and vitamin B12. Vitamin D is an essential nutrient that can be synthesized in the body upon healthy exposure to sunlight or absorbed from dietary sources. Vitamin B12 is necessary for various health aspects, such as maintaining a healthy nervous system, making red blood cells, and creating the genetic material of our cells. 

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Vitamin B12

A Vitamin B12 test measures your vitamin B12 levels. Vitamin B12 is essential for various health aspects, such as maintaining a healthy nervous system, making red blood cells, and creating the genetic material of our cells. Low vitamin B12 levels are more likely to occur in older adults, children, vegans, vegetarians, people with diabetes, individuals who underwent gastric bypass surgery, women who are breastfeeding, and in conditions that impact absorption of this vitamin, like Crohn’s disease. Higher vitamin B12 levels seen in pateint on vitamin suplement does not need treatment as excessive vitamin B12 is usually removed through the urine. However, some conditions, such as liver diseases and myeloproliferative disorders, can cause an increase in vitamin B12 levels, thereby affecting blood cell production.

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Vitamin D (25-Hydroxy)

A Vitamin D (25-Hydroxy) test measures the levels of vitamin D in the body. It is an essential nutrient that can be synthesized in the body upon healthy exposure to sunlight or absorbed from dietary sources. It majorly exists in two forms: Vitamin D2 (ergocalciferol) and Vitamin D3 (cholecalciferol). Vitamin D2 is present in plants, such as yeast or mushrooms, and is available as a supplement in fortified foods, and vitamin D3 is found in foods like cheese, green vegetables, mushrooms, egg yolks, and fatty fish.

Both forms of vitamin D (D2 and D3) need to undergo some chemical changes before being available for use in the body. These chemical changes take place in the liver or kidneys. The liver converts vitamin D to 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25-OH vitamin D). A Vitamin D (25-Hydroxy) test measures the level of this 25-OH vitamin D as it is the primary form of vitamin D that circulates in the blood.

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Answers to Patient Concerns & Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Vitamin D (25-Hydroxy) & Vitamin B12 in Agra


Frequently Asked Questions about Vitamin D (25-Hydroxy) & Vitamin B12 in Agra

Q. What is the right time to get a Vitamin D (25-Hydroxy) & Vitamin B12 package done?

This test can be done at any time of the day. However, It is advised that you stop taking vitamin D and vitamin B12 supplements at least 24 hours before the test to get accurate results.

Q. Are there any risks associated with a Vitamin D (25-Hydroxy) & Vitamin B12 package?

No, usually, there are no risks associated with this test. The blood sample is withdrawn with the help of a needle, and the process is fairly fast and relatively painless. Very rarely, you may experience excessive pain, bleeding, hematoma (blood collection under the skin), bruising, or infection at the site of the needle prick. Consult the doctor if you experience any of these.

Q. What are the signs and symptoms of low vitamin D levels?

Signs and symptoms of vitamin D deficiency may include fatigue, bone pain, depression, hair loss, muscle weakness, appetite loss, pale skin, and sleep disturbances.

Q. What can cause vitamin D deficiency?

The primary causes of vitamin D deficiency are insufficient sunlight exposure or a vitamin D-deficient diet.

Q. What happens if my vitamin D is low?

Low vitamin D can have adverse effects on the whole body. It can increase the risk of heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, infections, immune system disorders, multiple sclerosis, and colon, prostate, and breast cancers.

Q. How can I raise my vitamin D levels naturally?

Always consult your doctor if your test results show low vitamin D levels. However, oily fish, such as salmon or sardines, red meat, egg yolks, fortified cereals, and adequate sun exposure may help you boost your vitamin D levels naturally.

Q. What are the signs and symptoms of vitamin B12 deficiency?

The signs and symptoms of vitamin B12 deficiency include fatigue, muscle weakness, loss of appetite, vision problems, painful tongue, mouth ulcers, fast and irregular heartbeat, shortness of breath, tingling or numbness, and pins and needles or burning sensation in feet, hands, arms, and legs. Talk to your doctor if you experience any of these symptoms.

Q. What is the cause of vitamin B12 deficiency?

Deficiency of vitamin B12 could be due to poor dietary intake, pernicious anemia (as it leads to poor absorption of vitamin B12), and certain types of stomach-related surgeries, such as weight loss surgery or any surgery of the intestines. Besides these, there are some medications that can also lead to vitamin B12 deficiency and some disorders of the immune system (those that decrease our body’s natural immunity), such as lupus or Graves’ disease. Consult your doctor if you have ever had any of these issues.

Q. What happens if my vitamin B12 level is low?

Your body stores 1,000 to 2,000 times as much vitamin B12 as you’d typically eat in a day, so the symptoms of vitamin B12 deficiency can take several years to appear. You may feel tired or weak if you have a vitamin B12 deficiency. You might also have loss of appetite, pale skin, heart palpitations, weight loss, and infertility. Your hands and feet might become numb or tingly, a sign of nerve problems. Other symptoms of vitamin B12 deficiency include problems with balance, depression, confusion, poor memory, and mouth or tongue soreness. In infants, signs of a vitamin B12 deficiency include failure to thrive, delays in reaching the typical developmental milestones, and megaloblastic anemia. Vitamin B12 deficiency can damage the nervous system even in people who don’t have megaloblastic anemia, so it’s important to treat a deficiency as soon as possible.

Q. How can I raise my vitamin B12 levels naturally?

Always consult your doctor if your vitamin B12 levels are lower than normal. However, incorporating foods rich in vitamin B12, such as meat, fish, milk, cheese, eggs, soy products, and fortified breakfast cereals, can help raise your vitamin B12 levels naturally.

Q. How much sun exposure is sufficient to get an adequate amount of vitamin D?

Regular sun exposure is the most natural way to get enough vitamin D. Usually, you need the afternoon sun for about 10 to 30 minutes several times weekly. However, people with darker skin may need a little longer than this. Your exposure time depends on how sensitive your skin is to sunlight.

Q. How much vitamin D is needed daily?

The recommended daily amount of vitamin D is 400 international units (IU) for children up to 12 months of age, 600 IU for people aged 1 to 70 years, and 800 IU for people aged over 70 years. For adults with vitamin D levels below 30 ng/mL, the Endocrine Society guidelines recommend a daily intake of 1,500–2,000 IU to restore healthy vitamin D levels.

Q. Can vitamin B12 deficiency cause depression?

Yes, vitamin B12 deficiency may cause depression and other similar problems like anxiety, psychosis, dementia, and delirium. Vitamin B12 along with the other forms of vitamin B are extremely important in regulating chemicals that regulate our mood and behavior.

Q. What is the role of vitamin B12 in pregnancy?

Pregnant women need adequate nutrition for the proper growth and development of the baby. Low vitamin B12 levels may cause anemia, low birth weight, and growth retardation in the unborn baby. The baby can also suffer from serious problems like spina bifida (improper development of the baby’s spine), incomplete brain development, and other brain-related issues. Talk to your doctor if you are pregnant or planning to conceive to know about any supplements you may need during pregnancy.

Q. Is a Vitamin D (25-Hydroxy) & Vitamin B12 test package available for booking in Agra?

Yes, Tata 1mg Labs offers a Vitamin D (25-Hydroxy) & Vitamin B12 test package in Agra. The package is easy to book, is affordable, and comes with a comprehensible report.

Q. Is a home sample collection facility available for a Vitamin D (25-Hydroxy) & Vitamin B12 test package in Agra?

Yes, Tata 1mg Labs offers a home sample collection facility for a Vitamin D (25-Hydroxy) & Vitamin B12 test package in Agra. You can also select the date and time for sample collection and schedule the package at your convenience.

Q. How can I schedule a Vitamin D (25-Hydroxy) & Vitamin B12 test package with Tata 1mg Labs in Agra?

If you want to schedule a Vitamin D (25-Hydroxy) & Vitamin B12 test package with Tata 1mg Labs in Agra, the procedure is fairly easy and hassle-free. Follow these steps to book a test: 1). Visit the Lab Tests section on the Tata 1mg website. 2). Add the test you want in the cart. 3). Pick a time and date slot according to your convenience; however, do consider the necessary prerequisites while scheduling a test. 4). You will receive a notification with all the details once the test is scheduled.

Q. What is the price of a Vitamin D (25-Hydroxy) & Vitamin B12 test package in Agra?

Tata 1mg Labs is a pocket-friendly platform for booking lab tests. In Agra, a Vitamin D (25-Hydroxy) & Vitamin B12 test package is available at an affordable price of Rs. 689.

Q. How long does Tata 1mg Labs take to provide the reports of a Vitamin D (25-Hydroxy) & Vitamin B12 test package in Agra?

At Tata 1mg Labs, we understand the importance of timely results. We strive to provide fast turnaround times for test results, allowing you to promptly get the information you need. On average, we take 24 hours to provide the reports of a Vitamin D (25-Hydroxy) & Vitamin B12 test package in Agra.
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