About Vitamin c
What is vitamin C?
Vitamin C or ascorbic acid is a water-soluble vitamin which is important for cellular growth and repair. It has a wide range of roles in the body, including in immune health, iron absorption and wound healing. Vitamin C cannot be synthesised by humans and needs to be acquired through dietary means. Sources of vitamin C include fruits such as oranges, strawberries and blackcurrants as well as vegetables including peppers, broccoli, potatoes and brussel sprouts. Vitamin C deficiency is common in individuals who do not have a healthy diet. Symptoms of vitamin C deficiency include; slow healing, dry and damaged skin, swollen joints and easy bruising. Extreme cases result in the disease Scurvy. Symptoms of Scurvy include anaemia, fatigue, unexplained bleeding, swollen and painful limbs and loss of teeth.
Why take the test?
This test measures the level of vitamin C in the blood. It is used to diagnose vitamin C deficiency or as part of a general nutrition test.
How it works
Order your kit
Just order a test online and get your kit delivered right to you door. Your kit contains everything you need for the test.
Take your test and post
Follow our simple instructions to take your sample and post back the enclosed prepaid envelope to our accredited lab for processing. We also offer home or workplace visits by a qualified nurse.
Get results directly to your dashboard
You will receive an email notification from our medical team when your results are available on your secure personalised health dashboard.
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