About Vitamin e (alpha tocopherol)
What is vitamin E?
Vitamin E refers to a group of fat-soluble tocopherols and tocotrienols. It has antioxidant properties and is important for skin, eyes, nerves, muscles and the immune system. Sources of vitamin E include oils, cereal grains, nuts and seeds. Vitamin E deficiency can be caused by problems with nutrient absorption in the digestive tract. Symptoms can include muscle problems including weakness and unsteady motor control and vision problems. Excess vitamin E can result in diarrhoea, nausea and fatigue.
Why take the test?
This test measures the level of vitamin E in the blood. It is used to diagnose vitamin E deficiency, generally due to poor nutrient absorption. It can also diagnose excess vitamin E resulting from taking high doses of supplements.
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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