NHS Pathology for the Black Country in the West Midlands
BCPS offers comprehensive NHS services to the Black Country from our sites in Birmingham, West Bromwich, Dudley, Walsall and Wolverhampton. We also offer specialist services to other laboratories around the United Kingdom and the World.
Vitamin D Analysis
We use the latest LC-MS/MS technology to produce high quality results for vitamin D analysis. While closely aligned to serum results also produced by LC-MS/MS, our results will not always compare with local laboratory methods, some of which are meant to give a ‘screening’ result. For example, methods using immunoassay techniques may give different results. We use quality systems to ensure our blood spot results align closely with our venous blood vitamin D service, for which we are one of the largest providers in the UK.
We send your results to the email address that is provided on the consent form. Your results are clearly shown along with reference intervals and your status. We also use a simple ‘traffic light’ system so that you can visually compare your results to the NHS guideline ranges.
Understanding your results
•We encourage you to take your results to your local pharmacist or nutritionist for further advice on supplementation if indicated.•Lab tests online is an excellent website to understand more about vitamin D levels - see here….. •NHS Choices also offer advice on Vitamin D - see here….
BCPS-V. 2020/18/2Last Updated: 18th Feb 2020Review Date: 18th June 2020