Viking Vitamin Panel-NAD

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NAD Panel Vitamin B3 and B1

  • Vitamin B3
  • Vitamin B1 (Thiamine), Blood
  • This test assesses the levels and functioning of these vitamins in relation to NAD, a crucial coenzyme in the body.

    Description

    Note: Prepay Quest not available in Alaska, Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Rhode Island.

    NAD Test Involving Vitamins B3 and B1

    Nicotinamide Adenine Dinucleotide (NAD) Test Involving Vitamins B3 and B1

    This test assesses the levels and functioning of these vitamins in relation to NAD, a crucial coenzyme in the body. Here’s a breakdown of the components and their significance:

    Nicotinamide Adenine Dinucleotide (NAD)

    NAD is a vital coenzyme found in all living cells. It plays a key role in cellular metabolism, particularly in the transfer of electrons in redox reactions. These reactions are essential for the production of energy in the form of ATP (adenosine triphosphate).

    Vitamin B3 (Niacin)

    Vitamin B3 is crucial for NAD synthesis. It comes in several forms, including nicotinic acid and nicotinamide, both of which are precursors to NAD. Adequate levels of Vitamin B3 are essential for maintaining proper NAD levels in the body, which in turn supports energy production, DNA repair, and cell signaling.

    Vitamin B1 (Thiamine)

    While Vitamin B1 is not directly involved in NAD production, it is an essential nutrient for overall metabolism and energy production. Thiamine plays a critical role in carbohydrate metabolism and is also important for nerve function.

    The Importance of a Test Involving These Components

    • Diagnosing Deficiencies: The test can help diagnose deficiencies in Vitamins B3 and B1, which can lead to conditions like pellagra and beriberi, respectively.
    • Evaluating Metabolic Health: Since NAD, Vitamin B3, and Vitamin B1 are crucial for metabolic processes, this test can provide insights into a person’s metabolic health, especially in relation to energy production.
    • Monitoring Treatment: For individuals receiving supplementation or treatment for deficiencies or certain metabolic disorders, this test can help monitor the effectiveness of the treatment.
    • Research Purposes: In a research setting, such tests can be used to study the relationship between these vitamins and various health conditions, including aging, neurodegenerative diseases, and metabolic disorders.

    Understanding the levels and interplay of NAD, Vitamin B3, and Vitamin B1 can provide valuable information for maintaining optimal health and diagnosing potential issues related to metabolism and cellular energy production.


    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