It is important to have your serum level of vitamin D tested. This test is called 25(OH)D and is measured in nanograms per milliliter. GrassrootsHealth is presently recommending a level of 40 to 60 ng/ml. Normal ranges are 30 ng/ml to 100 ng/ml. Here is a video that shows why it is important to test by Dr. Robert Heaney – Why Test Vitamin D!? Some doctors suggest that you maintain a level between 60 to 80 ng/ml to recover from disease.
GrassrootsHealth is doing a D*Action study in which all of the test through them are used to show how the population as a whole is using vitamin D. You will be asked to answer a few questions about your health. This information will be used in an attempt to show correlations between disease and vitamin D. The price of the test is $60 plus shipping $5.
The link to laboratory services are for informational purposes only. It is not the intention of me or GrassrootsHealth to provide specific medical advice but rather to provide users with information to better understand their health. Specific medical advice including diagnosis and treatment will not be provided. Always seek the advice of a trained health professional for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.
Both the physician and the testing laboratory are independent contractors with whom GrassrootsHealth makes arrangements for your blood tests. Neither GrassrootsHealth or myself will be liable for any acts or omissions of the physician, the testing laboratory, or their agents or employees.