Vitamin C

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Vitamin C tests measure the amount of Vitamin C, or Ascorbic Acid, in the blood. Vitamin C is important for maintaining good health and preventing a range of diseases. Low Vitamin C levels can signal a deficiency and may be caused by poor diet, malabsorption, drug and alcohol use, and smoking. Testing Vitamin C levels can help evaluate an individual’s overall health, and detect any potential risk for certain disorders and diseases.

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Description

Vitamin C tests measure the level of Vitamin C, or Ascorbic Acid, in the blood. Vitamin C is an essential nutrient which is necessary for many of the body’s functions. It plays a critical role in many biochemical reactions and also helps to protect cells and proteins from damage caused by reactive oxygen species and free radicals. A healthy adult needs between 75-90 mg of Vitamin C each day to maintain optimal health and to prevent a number of diseases. At a hormone replacement clinic, Vitamin C tests can be used to help evaluate an individual’s overall health and any prospective risks for certain disorders and diseases. Low levels of Vitamin C can indicate a deficiency, which can be associated with issues such as increased risk for infection, gallbladder or cardiovascular disease, lower bone mineral density, and decreased collagen production. Low Vitamin C status can also be caused by excessive consumption of alcohol, drugs, smoking, malabsorption, and poor diet leading to nutrient deficiencies. Therefore, it is important to monitor Vitamin C levels when assessing an individual’s health.

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