Fat-soluble vitamins profile test is used to assess the overall nutrient processing and dietary insufficiencies. Fat-soluble vitamins like Vitamin A, Vitamin D, Vitamin E, Vitamin K, beta-carotene and coenzyme Q10 levels are measured in the blood to assess the status of these antioxidants in the body.
What are Fat-soluble vitamins?
Fat-soluble vitamins are not soluble in the water and dissolved easily into the blood. Fat-soluble vitamins are highly available in rich fat foods. fat-soluble vitamins are A, D, E, K, beta-carotene, and coenzyme Q10.
Why this test is performed?
This test may be recommended to you if you experience certain conditions like poor dietary intake, malnourished, frequent and recurring infections, impaired immune system, neurological diseases, impaired digestion, poor absorption, bone-related problems, vision problems, muscle aches, tiredness, weakness, poor appetite, etc.
Alcohol consumption prior to the test may lead to high levels of vitamin A in the body and interfere with the results. Some anti-seizure drugs such as phenytoin may interact with the vitamin D test results. Drugs containing estrogens may affect vitamin E test results. Drugs like warfarin, heparin, enoxaparin, etc, may change the levels of Vitamin K. Overdose of vitamin tablets also interferes with the test results.
Inform your doctor if you are on any medications, have any allergies or underlying medical conditions before your Fat Soluble Vitamins Profile Blood. Your doctor will give specific instructions depending on your condition on how to prepare for Fat Soluble Vitamins Profile Blood.
You may be asked to stop taking any vitamin supplements for 24 hours before taking this test.
The normal reference range may vary depending on your age, gender, health conditions, habits, etc.
If your test results are lower than the reference range then it may indicate that particular vitamin deficiency. If your test results are higher than the reference range, then it may indicate the vitamin overdose or toxicity.
If you get abnormal test results to consult your doctor for further diagnosis. Your doctor may recommend other tests depending on your test results.
|OTHER||All age groups||0.29 - 1.05mg/L|
|OTHER||All age groups||30 - 100mg/L|
|OTHER||All age groups||< 12.1mg/L|
|OTHER||All age groups||5.5 - 17 micro gm/ml|
|OTHER||All age groups||0.10 - 2.71mg/L|
|OTHER||All age groups||Q10:0.48 - 3.04mg/L|