Viking Vitamin Panel

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Viking Vitamin Panel includes

  • Vitamin B12 and Folate
  • Vitamin D,25 and Hydroxy

The “Viking Vitamin Panel” is a specialized set of blood tests designed to measure specific vitamin levels in the body, particularly focusing on Vitamin B12, Folate, and Vitamin D.

Description

Vitamin D plays several crucial roles in the body:

Bone Health: One of the primary functions of Vitamin D is to regulate calcium and phosphorus levels in the body, which are vital for maintaining healthy bones. Vitamin D promotes the absorption of calcium in the gut, which helps to form and maintain strong bones. Without sufficient Vitamin D, bones can become thin, brittle, or misshapen.

Muscle Function: Vitamin D is important for muscle function. A deficiency in Vitamin D can result in muscle weakness and pain.

Immune System Support: Vitamin D plays a role in the immune system. It helps to modulate the immune response, making it essential in defending against infections and reducing the risk of chronic diseases.

Cell Growth and Development: Vitamin D is involved in cell growth, including the growth of skin cells. It plays a role in reducing inflammation and modulating processes such as cell growth, neuromuscular and immune function, and glucose metabolism.

Reducing Inflammation: Vitamin D has anti-inflammatory properties, which can be beneficial in reducing the risk of some chronic diseases and conditions linked with chronic inflammation.

Mood Regulation and Brain Health: There is evidence suggesting that Vitamin D may play a role in mood regulation and mental health, including a reduced risk of depression.

Vitamin D deficiency has been associated with various health problems, including osteoporosis, certain cancers, heart disease, diabetes, and immune system disorders. It’s important to maintain adequate Vitamin D levels for overall health and well-being. Vitamin D can be obtained through diet, supplements, and exposure to sunlight, which triggers Vitamin D synthesis in the skin.

Vitamin B12

Vitamin B12, also known as cobalamin, is a crucial nutrient that plays several important roles in the body:

Formation of Red Blood Cells: Vitamin B12 is essential for the production of red blood cells. It helps to prevent a type of anemia called megaloblastic anemia, which makes people tired and weak.

Nervous System Health: Vitamin B12 plays a key role in maintaining the health of the nervous system. It’s vital for the production of myelin, the protective sheath that covers nerves and ensures the rapid transmission of electrical impulses between nerve cells.

DNA Synthesis: Vitamin B12 is involved in DNA synthesis and regulation. This is crucial for all cells but is especially important for cells that divide rapidly, such as blood cells.

Energy Metabolism: It is involved in energy production in the body. Vitamin B12 plays a role in converting carbohydrates into glucose, which the body uses for energy. This helps in reducing feelings of tiredness and fatigue.

Heart Health: Vitamin B12, along with other B vitamins, helps to reduce homocysteine levels in the blood. Elevated homocysteine levels are associated with an increased risk of heart disease.

Mental Health: Adequate levels of Vitamin B12 are associated with better mood regulation and cognitive function. Deficiencies can lead to various neurological and psychological issues, including depression, memory loss, and confusion.

Vitamin B12 is found naturally in animal products, including fish, meat, poultry, eggs, milk, and milk products. It is generally not present in plant foods unless they are fortified. For people who have difficulty absorbing Vitamin B12 from food, or who have dietary restrictions (like vegans), supplements and fortified foods are important sources of this essential vitamin.

FAQ's

AM I REQUIRED TO FAST?

You must fast at least twelve (12) hours prior to having your specimen collected.

IS A DOCTOR’S ORDER REQUIRED?

YES!

HOW LONG UNTIL MY RESULTS COME BACK?

LabCorp Not using insurance: Test results generally take between 24 to 72 business hours after your specimen is collected. If using insurance, the results may take longer.

Quest Diagnostics: Could take up to 10 business days.

Insurance Lab Requisition: Time frame varies depending on state.

DO I NEED TO MAKE AN APPOINTMENT TO HAVE MY LABS DRAWN?

You can walk in for same day testing at certain locations BUT we always recommend making an appointment at your lab location of choice to ensure you are seen in a timely fashion due to fasting.

You can walk in for same day testing at certain locations BUT we always recommend making an appointment at your lab location of choice to ensure you are seen in a timely fashion due to fasting.

Viking sends a copy of your Blood Test Order (Lab Requisition), electronically, to LabCorp or Quest depending on the choice you made.  A copy of the Blood Test Order will be sent to you via email. Please allow 24 hours or one business day for our staff to process your request.   It would be wise to bring the order with you to the lab as a reference when you arrive for your Lab appointment.

Make your appointment for a “Lab Draw” at your lab of choice.

LabCorp Locations and contact information: LabCorp Locations

Quest Locations and contact information: Quest Locations

HOW CAN I RECEIVE MY RESULTS?

Viking follows all HIPAA guidelines and state regulations regarding distribution of test results. You can choose to have your test results emailed or faxed. Patients can also create a patient portal via LabCorp/Quest and have access to their results online.

IF I HAVE QUESTIONS ABOUT MY TEST RESULTS, WHO SHOULD I CONTACT?

We recommend setting up a consultation via our website with our VIKING medical staff.  https://vikingalternative.com/schedule-consultation