Direct to the public Vitamin D testing from our NHS laboratory

A finger-prick sample giving a result for Total Vitamin D and also D3 and D2 levels. We are the UK’s original public service and currently involved in national research looking at Vitamin D and Covid-19. You can take too much Vitamin D - we contact people regularly who have potentially toxic levels due to overenthusiastic use of oral supplements. Friday 5th March 2021: Once your sample is received, turn-round target is 10 working days. Occasionally result emails go to spam - please check spam folders. Recent secret Shoppers include a junior doctor with a DEFICIENT result and her father and sister both also show low levels. Secret shopper resultshere.

Our service to the public

We are the UK’s original vitamin D public testing laboratory, providing a service direct to you since 2011. We are also one of the largest vitamin D testing laboratories in the NHS. Our test pack includes everything required to take a sample and send back to us for analysis. Clear instructions enable you to take the finger-prick sample. A very small amount of blood is required compared to alternative approaches. You return your sample and consent form in a pre-paid envelope. Results are sent back by email as a PDF, or by post if you prefer. Our service is used by the public and by researchers studying Vitamin D both in the UK and around the world.

How it works….

UK orders include reply postage. Overseas orders - you add the postage . Results are compared to NHS reference intervals used to interpret if you have enough vitamin D or need to take an oral supplement. Our LC-MS/MS machines measure D3 and D2, to give a ‘Total vitamin D’. Please purchase test kits using links above. We supply professionals with bulk packs - 10s and 50s, at discounted rates. You can also order these if you are testing your extended family, workplace, nursing home, etc. Prices are inclusive of postage. Contacting us Email: Tel: +44 (0) 121 507 4278 Our Address: Clinical Biochemistry Department, Black Country Pathology Services (BCPS), City Hospital Birmingham, B18 7QH, UK This service to the public is provided from the SWBH NHS Trust laboratories in Birmingham and West Bromwich, part of Black Country Pathology Service. Our work is overseen by the governance policies, procedures and quality system applying to BCPS. Please contact us if you would like further details in this area. Note: Birmingham Picture Library receives orders and forwards them at once to the laboratory and this will be the organisation appearing on your bank statement. Queries are handled by the laboratory directly from then on.
Questions Answered About Us
BCPS-V. 2020/18/2 Last Updated:4th March 2021 Review Date: 4th March 2021
Current Service and Coronavirus We are operating as normal with very strong demand as people decide to check their vitamin D status. NOTE: We have a page with recent papers and scientific comment on the association between Covid-19 and Vitamin D - see here….
Single Test Packs For you and your immediate family and friends Individual packs with everything you need to take a finger prick sample and return to the lab.
Pack of 10 For professionals, larger family groups and small workplaces. Comes as 10 individually packed tests 17% online discount
Packs of 50 For R&D, Universities, care homes, and larger workplaces Comes as 50 individually packed tests 24% online discount
Taking a Sample A short video demonstrating how to take a sample and return it to the laboratory.