Direct to the public Vitamin D testing from our NHS laboratory
•Very small finger prick sample required. UKs original and largest service to the public.•Result Turn-Round Update Saturday 24th October 2020: We have been servicing our LC-MS/MS equipment over the last week and as a result turn-round time is currentlylonger than normal. We are working hard to catch up and get back to our usual excellent reporting time. Kits are being sent out to you as normal.
Our service to the public
•Your sample is analysed in our NHS laboratory - we are the UK’s original vitamin D public testing service, having provided a public service since 2011. We are one of the largest vitamin D testing laboratories in the NHS.•Our test pack contains everything to take a sample and send for analysis. •We give you clear instructions on how to take the finger-prick blood sample. A very small amount of blood is required compared to many services.•You return the sample along with a completed consent form in the pre-paid envelope.•Results are sent back by email as a PDF or by post if you prefer.•Our service is used both by the public and extensively by those undertaking research into Vitamin D in the UK and around the world.
How it works….
•UK orders include reply postage. Overseas orders you add the postage . •Video demonstration - link here..•Results are compared to NHS reference intervals used to interpret if you have enough vitamin D or need to supplement. •Our latest LC-MS/MS equipment measures D3 and D2 to give a ‘Total Vitamin D’ level.•Purchase test kits using the links above. We supply professionals and academics doing R&D around the world with bulk packs - 10s and 50s, at discounted rates. You can also order bulk packs if you are testing your extended family, workplace, nursing home, etc.
Our Address: Clinical Biochemistry Department, Black Country Pathology Services City Hospital Birmingham, B18 7QH, UKThis service is provided to the public from the SWBH NHS laboratory, part of Black Country Pathology Service (BCPS). Our work is overseen by the governance policies, procedures and Quality System that applies to BCPS. Please contact us if you would like further details in this area.Note: Birmingham Picture Library receives internet orders and forwards them at once to the laboratory. All queries are handled by the laboratory directly with you from then on.
BCPS-V. 2020/18/2Last Updated: 24th October 2020Review Date: 24th February 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% discount
Packs of 50•For R&D, Univerities, care homes, and larger workplaces•Comes as 50 individually packed tests•24% discount
Taking a Sample•A short video demonstrating how to take a sample and return it to the laboratory.