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Vitamin D, B12 & Calcium in Pune

Vitamin D, B12 & Calcium in Pune Includes 3 testsView All
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Understanding Vitamin D, B12 & Calcium in Pune


What is Vitamin D, B12 & Calcium in Pune?

A Vitamin D, B12 & Calcium test is done to evaluate your overall health by determining the levels of vitamin D, vitamin B12 and calcium in your body. Vitamins and calcium are essential nutrients that play vital roles in many bodily functions and their deficiencies can manifest in the form of symptoms like hair loss, chronic fatigue, vision problems, gastritis, numbness, and tingling sensations in the early stages. A Vitamin D, B12 & Calcium test can also help assess your nutritional status so that you can make deliberate choices to address potential deficiencies in your diet. Adding rich food sources including milk, dairy products, fish, meat, cereal, green leafy vegetables, mushrooms etc in your diet can help maintain healthy levels of these nutrients. However, in severe deficiency cases, supplementation may be needed.

What does Vitamin D, B12 & Calcium measure?

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Serum Calcium

The Serum Calcium test measures the levels of calcium in the body. Calcium is the most abundant mineral in the body; most of it is present in the bones and teeth, and the remaining portion (around 1%) is found in the blood. It is usually present in two forms in blood in about equal amounts: "bound calcium," which is attached to proteins in the blood, and "free calcium or ionized calcium," which is not attached to any protein. 

The Serum Calcium test cannot be used to check for lack of calcium in your diet or osteoporosis (loss of calcium from bones) as the body can have normal calcium levels even in dietary calcium deficiency. Moreover, the body can normalize mild calcium deficiency by releasing the calcium stored in bones.

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Vitamin B12

The 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)

The 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). The 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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Vitamin D, B12 & Calcium test price for other cities


Price inBangaloreRs. 859
Price inHyderabadRs. 859
Price inNew DelhiRs. 859
Price inMumbaiRs. 859
Price inGurgaonRs. 859
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