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:
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 !
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,
Last edited by Grizz; 10-08-2010 at 01:06 PM.
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.
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.
Basically, this low price looks like a good deal and I'll probably order one up for myself.
that is a good price. Time to get checked.
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.
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:
PS) Your blood reading should be:
Originally Posted by Jendoe
-Dr. Davis: Proper 25(OH)D Blood Level is 60-70 ng/ml Toxicity overdose > 120-130 ng/ml
- D Council: Optimal 25(OH)D level is between50–80 ng/ml
Please note, OVERDOSE does not begin until:
* D Council: Toxicicity overdose > 40,000 IU Daily
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,
Last edited by Grizz; 10-25-2010 at 02:15 PM.
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.
Originally Posted by billintn
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
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)
Best to you,
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
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.