Vitamin D Blood Spot

 

This is a new service based on an assay for measuring 25-hydorxyvitamin D in whole blood dried onto a blood spot.

  • The results have been aligned with our serum/plasma standardisation so that results can be directly compared with conventional vitamin D reference ranges.
  • Ideal for paediatric sampling and many new innovative areas including direct to the public vitamin D analysis.

 

 

Test:

 Vitamin D Blood Spot

Laboratory

Clinical Biochemistry, City Hospital Birmingham

Specimen Type:

Capillary blood dropped onto an appropriate device with either Ahlstrom 226 or Whatman 903 collection paper.

Storage:

Room temperature

Posting Details:

First class post

Posting Address:

Clinical Biochemistry Department, City Hospital, Dudley Road, Birmingham B18 7QH

Clinical Use:

To help assess patient Vitamin D status

Advantages:

No need for a phlebotomist. Assay aligned with serum results.

Turnaround:

2-3 working days

External QA Scheme:

Yes - Our laboratory is in DEQAS

CPA Accredited Lab/Test:

Yes

Key Contact:

Dr Nicola Barlow

Clinical Scientist

Email: info@cityassays.org.uk

 

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