VITAMIN D level cassette test (whole blood from fingertip).
This is a rapid chromatographic immunological test used for the semi-quantitative detection of 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25 (OH) D) in whole blood from a fingertip. The test provides a preliminary result for diagnostic purposes and can be used for screening for vitamin D deficiency.
Vitamin D is a group of fat-soluble secosteroids responsible for increasing the absorption of calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphates, and zinc by the intestines. The most important compounds in this group for humans are vitamin D3 and vitamin D2. Vitamin D3 is naturally produced in human skin when exposed to ultraviolet radiation, while vitamin D2 is mainly obtained from food.
Vitamin deficiency can lead to various serious diseases, including osteoporosis, osteomalacia, multiple sclerosis, cardiovascular diseases, pregnancy complications, diabetes, strokes, autoimmune diseases, influenza, various cancers, infectious diseases, Alzheimer’s disease, obesity, and higher mortality.
Product intended for self-monitoring.
- Sample material: whole blood (form fingertip)
- Detection of 25-hydroxyvitamin D
- Test result in just 10 minutes
- High accuracy
- High product quality
- Easy to use
- Self-monitoring product
THE PACKAGING INCLUDES:
- test cassette.
- buffer (for single use only)
- sterile lancet.
- alcohol swab
- capillary pipette
- user manual.
- color chart
HOW DOES THE VITAMIN-D TEST WORK?
In medicine, 25-hydroxy vitamin D is the main form of storing vitamin D in the body. Therefore, the overall status of vitamin D can be determined by detecting the content of 25-hydroxy vitamin D. A level of 25-hydroxy vitamin D below 30ng/ml in a positive test result indicates a deficiency or insufficient amount of vitamin D. In such cases, vitamin D supplementation may be recommended.
WHEN SHOULD YOU PERFORM THE TEST?
Clinical applications of 25-hydroxy vitamin D are mainly for the diagnosis, treatment, and monitoring of rickets (in children), osteomalacia, osteoporosis, postmenopausal and renal osteopathy. Vitamin D deficiency is also associated with many other diseases, including cancer, cardiovascular diseases, autoimmune diseases, diabetes, and depression. Monitoring vitamin D levels helps determine whether supplementation is necessary. The Vitamin D test can be used at any time of day.
The vitamin D level test is an immunological test based on the principle of competitive binding. During the test, the mixture migrates up the chromatographic membrane due to capillary action. The membrane is pre-coated with 25 (OH) D antigens in the test line area. During the test, 25 (OH) D present in the sample will compete with 25 (OH) D on the test line for a limited amount of anti-25 OH vitamin D antibodies in conjugation. The higher the concentration of 25 (OH) D in the sample, the clearer the T line will be. The result is read according to the color chart included in the kit. As part of procedural control, the red line will always appear in the control line area (C), indicating whether the correct volume of the sample has been added and whether the membrane has been moistened.
More information in the leaflet – available upon request.
- The test for the semi-quantitative detection of 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25 (OH) D) in whole blood from a fingertip aims to detect or rule out the cause of health problems.
- A precisely established diagnosis enables the implementation of the most effective forms of therapy, thereby reducing the time needed for patient recovery.
- The test is intended for screening and serves as an auxiliary means in diagnosing vitamin D deficiency.
- Vitamin deficiency can lead to various serious diseases, including osteoporosis, osteomalacia, multiple sclerosis, cardiovascular diseases, pregnancy complications, diabetes, strokes, autoimmune diseases, influenza, various cancers, infectious diseases, Alzheimer’s disease, obesity, and higher mortality.