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Vitamin D Profile (D2, D3 & D Total) in Pune

Also known as Ergocalciferol test, Cholecalciferol test, Vitamin D2 test, Vitamin D3 Test, Calcidiol test, Vitamin D panel, Vitamin D assay
Vitamin D Profile (D2, D3 & D Total) in Pune Includes 3 testsView All
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Understanding Vitamin D Profile (D2, D3 & D Total) in Pune


What is Vitamin D Profile (D2, D3 & D Total) in Pune?

The Vitamin D Profile (D2, D3 & D Total) test measures the levels of vitamin D in your body and is available at an affordable price in Pune 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. Measures such as eating vitamin D-containing foods and supplements and getting more sunlight may help maintain optimal vitamin D levels in your body. 

The Vitamin D Profile (D2, D3 & D Total) test offers a vitamin D3 test, vitamin D2 test, and total vitamin D test. This profile test is suggested if you experience low vitamin D levels, such as bone pain, muscle weakness, fatigue, loss of appetite, nausea, and frequent urination. It is also helpful in monitoring the treatment response in individuals receiving medication for abnormal vitamin D levels. 

It is generally recommended to stop taking vitamin D supplements before a Vitamin D Profile (D2, D3 & D Total) test, as they may affect the accuracy of the test results. However, you may consume a regular diet before taking this test.

What does Vitamin D Profile (D2, D3 & D Total) measure?

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A Vitamin D Profile (D2, D3 & D Total) measures all forms of vitamin D, including vitamin D3, vitamin D2, and vitamin D (Total). Vitamin D 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 the form of vitamin D2 (ergocalciferol) and vitamin D3 (cholecalciferol). Vitamin D2 (ergocalciferol) is largely human-made and can be obtained from plant sources and fortified foods. In contrast, the body produces vitamin D3 (cholecalciferol) when your skin is exposed to sunlight. It can also be absorbed by eating animal-sourced foods. 

Both forms of vitamin D (D2 and D3) need to undergo some chemical changes before being available for use in the body. They are absorbed equally well from your small intestine, metabolized in the liver or kidneys, and converted to measurable substances called 25-hydroxyvitamin D and 1,25-dihydroxyvitamin D. Vitamin D Total is the summation of both vitamins.  

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Vitamin D3

A Vitamin D3 test measures the amount of vitamin D3, also known as cholecalciferol, a type of vitamin D. Vitamin D3 is naturally found in animal-derived products like milk and may be consumed in certain fortified foods or dietary supplements. It is directly synthesized in the skin when exposed to the sun. A Vitamin D3 test determines whether you have enough vitamin D3 in your body to support normal bodily functions.

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Vitamin D Total

A Vitamin D Total test measures the levels of vitamin D2 and D3 in your body. This test is an appropriate indicator of the total Vitamin D storage in the body. A vitamin D total test is also recommended in case of abnormal calcium, phosphorus, and parathyroid hormone levels. Individuals with abnormal vitamin D levels become prone to heart diseases, high blood pressure, immune system disorders, different types of cancers (prostate, breast, and colon), and various infectious diseases like influenza, tuberculosis, sepsis, etc. All these reasons make it more important for individuals to check their vitamin D levels.

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Vitamin D2

A Vitamin D2 test measures the amount of vitamin D2, also known as ergocalciferol, which is a type of vitamin D. It is usually found in plant-based sources such as mushrooms and in some fortified foods. The Vitamin D2 test is ordered to determine if a deficiency, insufficiency, or abnormally high level of vitamin D is present in the body, or to monitor ongoing treatment for a previously diagnosed deficiency.

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Answers to Patient Concerns & Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Vitamin D Profile (D2, D3 & D Total) in Pune


Frequently Asked Questions about Vitamin D Profile (D2, D3 & D Total) in Pune

Q. What is a Vitamin D Profile (D2, D3 & D Total) test, and why is it important?

A Vitamin D Profile (D2, D3 & D Total) test measures your vitamin D levels, which are crucial for bone health, immune function, and overall well-being. It helps identify deficiencies that can lead to bone pain, arthralgias, myalgias, fatigue, muscle twitching (fasciculations), weakness, etc. If left untreated, this vitamin deficiency can lead to fragility fractures or osteoporosis.

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

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?

Vitamin D deficiency can develop when the usual dietary intake of vitamin D is lower over time than recommended levels, exposure to sunlight is limited, or absorption of vitamin D from the digestive tract is inadequate. Low levels of vitamin D are also more common in people who have milk allergy or lactose intolerance and those who consume an ovo-vegetarian or vegan diet.

Q. Who should get a Vitamin D Profile (D2, D3 & D Total) test done?

Anyone at risk of vitamin D deficiency, including individuals over 45 years and those with limited sun exposure; dark skin; digestive diseases, such as celiac disease and Crohn’s disease; and other specific health conditions, should consider getting this test.

Q. How is a Vitamin D Profile (D2, D3 & D Total) test performed?

A phlebotomist (a trained professional to perform blood draws) will clean your skin using an antiseptic alcohol cotton swab or wipe and take a blood sample from your vein using a needle. The blood sample will be stored safely and transported to the laboratory for analysis.

Q. What is the right time to get a Vitamin D Profile (D2, D3 & D Total) test done?

This test can be done at any time of the day. However, one should stop taking vitamin D supplements before giving the test sample to get accurate results.

Q. Are there any risks associated with this test?

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 reasonably 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 symptoms.

Q. What do different vitamin D levels mean in the test results?

Based on specific ranges, test results are categorized as deficient, insufficient, sufficient, or toxic.

Q. What are some of the common benefits of vitamin D for the body?

Vitamin D plays an important role in many bodily functions, including immune system regulation, bone health maintenance, and cell growth. It is a fat-soluble essential nutrient that also helps the body absorb calcium & phosphorus to maintain strong bones & teeth.

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. What are some of the easily available vitamin D food sources for vegetarians?

Some of the easily available vitamin D sources for vegetarians include mushrooms, broccoli, carrots, apples, bananas, rice, whole wheat, dairy products like milk and cheese, and fortified cereals.

Q. Can vitamin D deficiency be corrected through diet alone?

Though some food items such as fortified foods, green vegetables, mushrooms, egg yolks, and fatty fish contain vitamin D, supplements are often necessary to reach adequate levels.

Q. How much sun exposure is sufficient to get adequate 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. What are the side effects of vitamin D overdose?

The side effects of vitamin D overdose include hypercalcemia, which in turn can lead to nausea and vomiting, muscle weakness, neuropsychiatric disturbances, bone pain, loss of appetite, dehydration, polyuria, excessive thirst, and kidney stones. In extreme cases, vitamin D toxicity causes renal failure, calcification of soft tissues throughout the body (including in coronary vessels and heart valves), cardiac arrhythmias, and even death.

Q. What other tests can be ordered along with a Vitamin D Profile?

Serum calcium, phosphorus, and parathyroid hormone can be ordered in addition to Vitamin D Profile.

Q. Can I schedule an online booking for a Vitamin D Profile in Pune?

Yes. In Pune, you can schedule a Vitamin D Profile with Tata 1mg Labs. The package is easy to book, cost-effective, and available with a comprehensive report.

Q. Is a Vitamin D Profile eligible for home sample collection in Pune?

Yes, a Vitamin D Profile is eligible for home sample collection in Pune. With Tata 1mg Labs, you can schedule a test at your convenience, and select a date and time for sample collection that fits your schedule.

Q. What is the procedure to book a Vitamin D Profile with Tata 1mg Labs in Pune?

The process to book a Vitamin D Profile with Tata 1mg Labs in Pune is quite straightforward. To schedule a test online, follow these steps: 1). Go to the Lab Tests section on the Tata 1mg website. 2). Add your preferred test to the shopping cart. 3). Choose a time and day that works for you as long as you also take the essential prerequisites into account. 4). A confirmation notification will be sent to you with all the details once the booking is complete.

Q. How much does a Vitamin D Profile cost in Pune?

We at Tata 1mg understand the importance of affordable healthcare and therefore provide lab tests at a pocket-friendly budget. A Vitamin D Profile in Pune is available at Rs. 1919.

Q. What is the estimated turnaround time for the results of a Vitamin D Profile in Pune?

Tata 1mg Labs understands the importance of timely results and strives to deliver them quickly. On average, we deliver the results of a Vitamin D Profile in Pune in 132 hours.
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