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  • Vitamin D Blood Test: $39 October Special

    My medical BIBLE, as many know, is Cardiologist Dr. Davis. His links are at the bottom of my message.
    When he speaks, I listen. His blog is ALWAYS posted in my Firefox so I don't miss anything.
    He mentions Direct Labs at the bottom of this link:
    http://heartscanblog.blogspot.com/20...-dipstick.html

    This doctor is also one of Cillikat's favorite references, our resident Vitamin D specialist.

    Doctor Davis has recommended Direct Labs for at home blood testing kits, so if these folks are good enough for Dr. Davis, then they are good enough for me!

    At Home Vitamin D Blood Testing SALE for $39 for October !
    http://www.directlabs.com/MonthlySpe...S/Default.aspx


    Celikat, does Direct Labs meet with your approval?
    As we know, Cellikat correctly recommends 1,000 IU daily per 25 lbs bodyweight,
    and she suggest blood testing to fine tune this dosage up or down.

    Best of health to all,
    Grizz
    Last edited by Grizz; 10-08-2010, 12:06 PM.

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    I would certainly like to know others thoughts on D testing through direct labs. This is a great price and if it meets with approval of those in the know then I will order for my wife and I.
    Thanks

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    • #3
      It looks like Direct Labs,https://www.directlabs.com/, among other online service providers are just the middle man. In this instance from what I can find on their site they us Labcorp, https://www.directlabs.com/?tabid=67&zip=78233, to analyze the actual samples. I would suggest checking with your own location to see the labs it pulls up.

      According to Dr. John Cannell of The Vitamin D Council, Labcorp 25(OH)D tests are accurate.
      http://heartscanblog.blogspot.com/20...min-d-lab.html

      Basically, this low price looks like a good deal and I'll probably order one up for myself.

      Thanks Grizz.

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      • #4
        that is a good price. Time to get checked.
        sigpic

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        • #5
          Yup!

          If you use the coupon code "TWSM" you should get another 10% off too (97% success rate on retailmenot.com).

          They use Labcorp (which is the lab that Cillikat and Vit D council recommend). You can verify by selecting "Order Tests" from the menu, then "Lab Locations". It will bring you to a labcorp page to find a place near you for the blood draw (you should do this anyway before you order, to make sure there's somewhere nearby!)

          The whole thing was pretty fast. I also got minerals checked (though I think this was a bit of a waste, should have just got the D test!), so I got a regular blood draw from my elbow. I ended up with lots of pain after and a huge, nasty bruise, but it's much better now.

          I did my blood draw around noon on a Friday, and got results mid-day on Monday.

          Given how cheap it was with the coupon, I recommend doing it! Sale is only through end of this month afaik.

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          • #6
            Reminder to all, time is running out for the Vitamin D Blood Testing Special Sale, also note there is an additional 10% coupon, many thanks to Jendoe:

            Originally posted by Jendoe
            the coupon code "TWSM" you should get another 10% off to
            PS) Your blood reading should be:
            -Dr. Davis: Proper 25(OH)D Blood Level is 60-70 ng/ml Toxicity overdose > 120-130 ng/ml
            http://heartscanblog.blogspot.com/se...el/vitamin%20D
            - D Council: Optimal 25(OH)D level is between50–80 ng/ml
            http://www.vitamindcouncil.org/healt...eficient.shtml

            Please note, OVERDOSE does not begin until:
            * D Council: Toxicicity overdose > 40,000 IU Daily
            http://www.vitamindcouncil.org/vitaminDToxicity.shtml
            http://www.easy-immune-health.com/Ov...Vitamin-D.html

            This is why one of our neighbors takes 20,000 IU Daily per his doctors orders, "To Be Sure of Getting Enough"

            Best of health to all,
            Grizz
            Last edited by Grizz; 10-25-2010, 01:15 PM.

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            • #7
              Had my test done today for me and my wife. After purchasing the D tests I was able to schedule an appt. at our local lab for our blood draw. Took about 10 minutes and we should have our results tomorrow. I have not been supplementing with D so I am looking forward to our results. Thanks Grizz for the links above.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by billintn View Post
                Had my test done today for me and my wife. After purchasing the D tests I was able to schedule an appt. at our local lab for our blood draw. Took about 10 minutes and we should have our results tomorrow. I have not been supplementing with D so I am looking forward to our results. Thanks Grizz for the links above.
                Bill,
                Vitamin D Deficiency is a BIG DEAL !

                D Council: What diseases are associated with vitamin D deficiency?
                ============================================
                * Osteoporosis * heart disease,
                * hypertension, * autoimmune diseases,
                * certain cancers, * depression,
                * chronic fatigue, * chronic pain comprises
                http://www.vitamindcouncil.org/vdds.shtml
                Additional Diseases/conditions associated with vitamin D Deficiency
                * malformed, brittle bones, bone fractures and osteoporosis, stooped posture
                * Rickets, Multiple Sclerosis, Type 2 diabetes, Arthritus
                * Increased risk of cancers
                * bone pain, muscle cramps, tingling, weakness, loss of height.
                * Cardiovascular Disease
                * high blood pressure (hypertension)
                http://www.wrongdiagnosis.com/v/vita...ency/intro.htm

                Best to you,
                Grizz

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                • #9
                  With this test can I draw the blood myself and send it in or do I have to go thru a Dr? As a person w/o insurance I avoid Dr's like the plague

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                  • #10
                    With both www.directlabs.com and www.saveonlabs.com you order whatever test you want and pay them. They'll have you print the requisition and go to a Labcorp site who will draw the blood. They send the results to the respective place you purchased the test from and that place will email you the results. No doctors involved. You can have your doctor notified if you wish but you don't have to.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Isfahel View Post
                      With this test can I draw the blood myself and send it in or do I have to go thru a Dr? As a person w/o insurance I avoid Dr's like the plague
                      The total cost for EVERYTHING is $39, but hurry before the sale ends.

                      Grizz

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                      • #12
                        That's pretty sweet! Lol, I've been wanting to check my Vit D and this sounds like a great time to do it.

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                        • #13
                          directlabs.com is great. They use labcorp which is exactly what you want for D testing.


                          K



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                          • #14
                            One day later our results are posted for us to see privately online.
                            Mine 32 ng/ml
                            Wife 29.5 ng/ml

                            We both started supplementing yesterday after the blood draw with Carlson gels.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by billintn View Post
                              One day later our results are posted for us to see privately online.
                              Mine 32 ng/ml
                              Wife 29.5 ng/ml

                              We both started supplementing yesterday after the blood draw with Carlson gels.
                              And even though summer just left us..... What was your sun exposure like? Your latitude? Chances are you'll both need about 3000-4000 IU per day to hit optimal levels. However, your levels are still propped up from summer so unsupplemented, they would drop even further. You may need more than that - like 5,000-6,000 IU per day.

                              It'd be worth testing again in February or so.


                              K



                              iherb referral code CIL457- $5 off first order

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