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Trimester 1

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Vitamin D test is a blood test recommended to measure vitamin D during antenatal assessment at the hospital or through your doctor. Vitamin D is a very important vitamin for both mother and baby, to keep the body functioning well. The level of Vitamin D should be normal during pregnancy and breastfeeding and an extra dose of the vitamin will be advised based on the range of your vitamin D level.

Vitamin D Test cost ranges between Rs.264/- to Rs.300/- depending on the type of lab that you are choosing. At Parentlane you can get this test booked with NABL accredited labs at the comfort of your home, get the best deal by comparing prices from leading partners and consult with experts for free as well.

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All About Vitamin D

Vitamin D is a nutrient of the body which is essential for healthy bones and teeth. It is also needed to keep your body functioning well. Getting enough but not too much should be the motto of everyone in case of vitamin D sufficiency. It also helps to prevent several types of cancer.

Vitamin D is also very important for both the mother and the unborn child. Your doctor will make sure that the level of Vitamin D should be normal during pregnancy and breastfeeding by advising you a blood test and an extra dose of the vitamin will be advised based on the range of your vitamin D level.

Two types of Vitamin D are very important for the human body Vitamin D2 and Vitamin D3. In the bloodstream of the human body, Vitamin D2 and D3 are changed in the form of the Vitamin D called 25 hydroxyvitamin D also known as 25(OH)D. A vitamin D test measures the level of 25(OH) D in your blood.

What is Vitamin D deficiency?

Vitamin D deficiency means that your body does not have enough Vitamin D. It is very special as your body produces it by using sunlight. The people who are fairer and younger can actually produce the Vitamin D far better than those who are of darker skin and more than 50 years of age.     

The other sources of vitamin D in the food include eggs, fatty fish, etc.

Why is Vitamin D test done?

Vitamin D test is done to measure the level of 25 hydroxyvitamin D in the blood. An abnormal level of vitamin D can indicate bone disorders, nutritional disorders, organ damage, or another type of medical condition. 

What does Vitamin D test measure?

The Vitamin D test measures the level of 25(OH)D level in your blood. A level of 20 nanograms/ milliliter to 50 nanograms /milliliter is the normal range of Vitamin D  while a level less than 12 nanograms/milliliter indicates the deficiency of Vitamin D.

Symptoms and risks of Vitamin D deficiency:

Symptoms include pain in bones and muscle weakness. However, the symptoms are subtle for many people. Yet very too less levels of Vitamin D can pose health risks as follows:

  • Increased risk of the cardiovascular disease
  • Cognitive impairment in the older people
  • Severe asthma
  • In severe cases cancer

Vitamin D also plays a role in the prevention and treatment of several conditions as diabetes, hypertension, and multiple sclerosis.

Causes of low level of Vitamin D in  blood:

There are two main causes of Vitamin D deficiency in our body. One is the less intake of Vitamin D-rich food and the second is the less exposure to sunlight. So if your levels are low in pregnancy, you are given the medicine or asked to increase the exposure to the sunlight.

 

How is Vitamin D test performed?

Your doctor will ask you not to eat for four to eight hours before the test. Vitamin D is a blood test. During the blood test, the healthcare professional will take the blood from the vein of your arm in the vial using a needle. When the needle is inserted in or out you will feel a little sting.

Interpreting Vitamin D test results:

The results of the Vitamin D tests are divided into four main parts that are deficiency, potential deficiency, normal levels, and high levels as below:

  • Deficiency: This is considered when the readings are less than 30 nmol/L
  • Potential deficiency: between 3 nmol/ml and 50 nmol/L that is between 12 ng/ml and 20 ng/ml
  • Normal levels: between 50 nmol/L and 125 nmol/L which is between 20 ng/ml and 50 ng/ml
  • High levels: Anything higher than 125 nmol/L or 50 ng/ml

Are there any risks of Vitamin D toxicity?

If your results show that you have too much Vitamin D which might be due to excess of taking of the supplements or pills. Then you need to stop taking them to reduce the levels of vitamin D as too many levels can damage your organs or blood vessels.

FAQ

During Pregnancy how often do I need to take vitamin D?

As Vitamin D is being used every day so you need to take the vitamin D supplement every day during pregnancy and while you are breastfeeding if your Vitamin D level is low.

Does my baby need extra Vitamin D?

There is no evidence to show that taking extra supplements could harm the mother or the baby but there is a lot to show that there could be serious complications in the deficiency.

Is Vitamin D deficiency common in pregnancy?

Vitamin D deficiency is common in both pregnant and breastfeeding mothers. Also in breastfeeding infants, it is usual.

Can Vitamin D deficiency can cause miscarriage?

Women who do not have enough vitamin D in their blood take longer to get pregnant and may have more risk of having a miscarriage than the ones who are having the vitamin in sufficient amounts.

What is the normal level of Vitamin D in pregnancy ?

There is little consensus on what is the normal level of 25(OH) D in pregnancy. According to the Institute of Medicine, the normal value is 20 ng/ml in pregnancy while the Endocrine Society suggests 30 ng/ml or more.

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All About Vitamin D

Vitamin D is a nutrient of the body which is essential for healthy bones and teeth. It is also needed to keep your body functioning well. Getting enough but not too much should be the motto of everyone in case of vitamin D sufficiency. It also helps to prevent several types of cancer.

Vitamin D is also very important for both the mother and the unborn child. Your doctor will make sure that the level of Vitamin D should be normal during pregnancy and breastfeeding by advising you a blood test and an extra dose of the vitamin will be advised based on the range of your vitamin D level.

Two types of Vitamin D are very important for the human body Vitamin D2 and Vitamin D3. In the bloodstream of the human body, Vitamin D2 and D3 are changed in the form of the Vitamin D called 25 hydroxyvitamin D also known as 25(OH)D. A vitamin D test measures the level of 25(OH) D in your blood.

What is Vitamin D deficiency?

Vitamin D deficiency means that your body does not have enough Vitamin D. It is very special as your body produces it by using sunlight. The people who are fairer and younger can actually produce the Vitamin D far better than those who are of darker skin and more than 50 years of age.     

The other sources of vitamin D in the food include eggs, fatty fish, etc.

Why is Vitamin D test done?

Vitamin D test is done to measure the level of 25 hydroxyvitamin D in the blood. An abnormal level of vitamin D can indicate bone disorders, nutritional disorders, organ damage, or another type of medical condition. 

What does Vitamin D test measure?

The Vitamin D test measures the level of 25(OH)D level in your blood. A level of 20 nanograms/ milliliter to 50 nanograms /milliliter is the normal range of Vitamin D  while a level less than 12 nanograms/milliliter indicates the deficiency of Vitamin D.

Symptoms and risks of Vitamin D deficiency:

Symptoms include pain in bones and muscle weakness. However, the symptoms are subtle for many people. Yet very too less levels of Vitamin D can pose health risks as follows:

  • Increased risk of the cardiovascular disease
  • Cognitive impairment in the older people
  • Severe asthma
  • In severe cases cancer

Vitamin D also plays a role in the prevention and treatment of several conditions as diabetes, hypertension, and multiple sclerosis.

Causes of low level of Vitamin D in  blood:

There are two main causes of Vitamin D deficiency in our body. One is the less intake of Vitamin D-rich food and the second is the less exposure to sunlight. So if your levels are low in pregnancy, you are given the medicine or asked to increase the exposure to the sunlight.

 

How is Vitamin D test performed?

Your doctor will ask you not to eat for four to eight hours before the test. Vitamin D is a blood test. During the blood test, the healthcare professional will take the blood from the vein of your arm in the vial using a needle. When the needle is inserted in or out you will feel a little sting.

Interpreting Vitamin D test results:

The results of the Vitamin D tests are divided into four main parts that are deficiency, potential deficiency, normal levels, and high levels as below:

  • Deficiency: This is considered when the readings are less than 30 nmol/L
  • Potential deficiency: between 3 nmol/ml and 50 nmol/L that is between 12 ng/ml and 20 ng/ml
  • Normal levels: between 50 nmol/L and 125 nmol/L which is between 20 ng/ml and 50 ng/ml
  • High levels: Anything higher than 125 nmol/L or 50 ng/ml

Are there any risks of Vitamin D toxicity?

If your results show that you have too much Vitamin D which might be due to excess of taking of the supplements or pills. Then you need to stop taking them to reduce the levels of vitamin D as too many levels can damage your organs or blood vessels.

FAQ

During Pregnancy how often do I need to take vitamin D?

As Vitamin D is being used every day so you need to take the vitamin D supplement every day during pregnancy and while you are breastfeeding if your Vitamin D level is low.

Does my baby need extra Vitamin D?

There is no evidence to show that taking extra supplements could harm the mother or the baby but there is a lot to show that there could be serious complications in the deficiency.

Is Vitamin D deficiency common in pregnancy?

Vitamin D deficiency is common in both pregnant and breastfeeding mothers. Also in breastfeeding infants, it is usual.

Can Vitamin D deficiency can cause miscarriage?

Women who do not have enough vitamin D in their blood take longer to get pregnant and may have more risk of having a miscarriage than the ones who are having the vitamin in sufficient amounts.

What is the normal level of Vitamin D in pregnancy ?

There is little consensus on what is the normal level of 25(OH) D in pregnancy. According to the Institute of Medicine, the normal value is 20 ng/ml in pregnancy while the Endocrine Society suggests 30 ng/ml or more.

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