Vitamin D Screening
Vitamin D helps you maintain strong bones, helps your muscles move, and your nerves to carry messages. It also bolsters your immune system so you can fight bacteria and viruses.
Schedule this Screening
*Screening availability may be limited by location.
Who is this screening for?
Risk Factors for Vitamin D Deficiency
- Dark skinned people who have to get more sun than people with fair skin to get the vitamin D benefit.
- People who spend most of their time indoors, for reasons of health or work, for instance.
- Sunscreen and clothing to protect yourself from the bad effects of the sun can also limit the amount of sun your body gets.
- You live in an area where the sun doesn’t shine as much as in, say, the southern states.
- Older people absorb less of the sun.
- Overweight people
Vitamin D Screening Details
About Vitamin D Deficiency
Warning Signs of Vitamin D Deficiency
- Not enough sun
- Eating foods that do not contain sufficient vitamin D
- Liver or kidney disease
- Poor food absorption
- Some medications, including phenytoin, phenobarbital and rifampincan affect Vitamin D levels.