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Vitamin D Monitoring Test

Easy at-home screening for Vitamin D deficiency

Vitamin D plays a crucial role in your physical well being — yet 40%¹ of Americans don’t get enough. This test allows you to monitor levels and detect deficiencies, which is especially important for older patients or people with gastrointestinal issues² such as celiac disease³.

Biomarkers tested:
Vitamin D
Collection method:
Finger prick sample
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This test accurately measures your Vitamin D levels

Vitamin D is an important vitamin that plays a role in bone density, insulin production and immune function. The 25-hydroxyvitamin D biomarker is the best way to screen for, and monitor vitamin D levels. We screen for vitamin D using an advanced dry-blood spot card that provides results that are as accurate as labs ordered by a doctor.

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Common symptoms related to vitamin D deficiency

Many of the symptoms associated with Vitamin D deficiency are subtle in nature, making it difficult to detect without proper testing. The following indicators are signs you should get screened⁶,⁷,⁸:

Muscle pain

Hair loss

Impaired hearing

Fatigue

*If you are experiencing heart attack symptoms, please see a doctor immediately.

What is vitamin D Deficiency?

Vitamin D is a fat-soluble vitamin, and without sufficient levels, bones can become thin, brittle, or misshapen. The recommended amount of Vitamin D is not generally obtained by diet, but it can be made up for by exposure to sunlight and supplementation¹⁰. Low Vitamin D levels can cause fatigue, hair loss, muscle pain, and mood changes. Vitamin D works to help the body regulate and avoid these symptoms⁶,⁷,⁸.

Who should take a vitamin D home test?

Vitamin D deficiency generally affects older populations of people who do not get sufficient sun exposure or do not consume fortified foods. Gastrointestinal issues such as celiac disease can prevent Vitamin D from being absorbed by the intestines. The good news is that Vitamin D levels can be increased and within 9-12 months, most patients can return to appropriate levels.

What is vitamin D toxicity?

Vitamin D toxicity, also known as hypervitaminosis D, is the opposite of deficiency — occurring when you have excessive levels of the vitamin in your system. Though rare, this can cause serious health issues due to a buildup of calcium in the blood. Resulting symptoms can include nausea, vomiting, high frequency of urination, and a general feeling of weakness. Left untreated, dangerously high levels of Vitamin D can also lead to kidney and bone issues like calcium stones.

What’s the benefit of early testing?

Deficiency in vitamin D is associated with increased susceptibility to infection, so catching it early and making the necessary adjustments to lifestyle and nutrition can have strong preventative impact. Vitamin D levels have also been shown to strengthen your immune system¹⁰, helping to protect you from a number of common illnesses.

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Activation card & kit code to ensure you're prepared and ready day of.
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Medical grade collection device to ensure safe delivery and analysis at the lab.
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Ergonomic lancets that are designed to be efficient and easy to use.

What you get with imaware

Uncover life-impacting health data and get a complete picture of your health.

CLIA Certified Labs

Our laboratories are based in the United States, and CLIA  & CAP certified.

Physician Reviewed

Results are physician reviewed once the sample has been processed.

Secure Data

We use industry-grade encryption to ensure your data is always protected.

How it works

Our 3-step testing process provides peace of mind, no appointment necessary. Just order your home health kit online, collect & mail back your sample, then review your physician verified results online in less than a week.

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1. Prepare & Collect

Prepare for collection, activate your kit, and collect your sample at home.

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2. Secure & Ship

Secure and send in your sample on the same day using the prepaid label.

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3. Review & Action

View confidential and accurate results online in your secure portal within 7 business days.

View confidential and accurate results online in your secure portal within 10 business days.

You will receive an easy to read and actionable digital lab report that helps you understand:

Whether you may have the condition
How likely you are to have the condition
How to engage your healthcare professional
How to track your progress over time

Vitamin D Monitoring Test FAQ's

What’s the normal range for vitamin D levels?

At least 25 ng/mL is in the normal level for 25-hydroxyvitamin D. However, too much vitamin d, above 60 ng/mL, can have adverse effects like nausea, vomiting or muscle weakness⁹,¹¹. If this test highlights that you are outside of the normal range of vitamin d levels, you can use the results report to engage a medical professional.

What will my results tell me?

The 25-hydroxyvitamin D biomarker is the best way to screen for and monitor vitamin D levels. Your results will tell you if you have low vitamin d, or if your vitamin d level is within the target range for adults. Based on these results, you will be able to see more clearly if you are deficient. Your results will help you talk to your physician about a treatment plan, which typically includes dietary changes, lifestyle improvements and supplementation.

Who should take this test?

Vitamin D is an important vitamin that supports bone density, insulin production and immune function. This test is ideal for those who:

  • Have osteoporosis or other bone-health problems
  • Work indoors and rarely spend time outside during the day¹
  • Have conditions that affect fat absorption, including celiac disease or weight-loss surgery¹²
  • Routinely take medications that interfere with vitamin D activity, including anticonvulsants and glucocorticoids
  • Adults that are age 60+¹,¹³
  • Are obese¹
  • Having a darker complexion¹

This test is also ideal for monitoring your vitamin d levels over time as you treat an existing deficiency.

Who can order an imaware™ test?

This test is only for adults aged 18 and older. Unfortunately, this test is not available in the state of New York due to state regulations.

Can my doctor use imaware™ results?

Yes. All of our tests are performed by CLIA-certified labs, the gold standard in lab testing quality regulation. Within your results report you will also find detailed information intended for your healthcare professional. They can use this information to interpret your test results clearly. To see an example of this, you can request a sample report at the top of this page.

How should I prepare for this test?

You do not need to fast. Please return your sample via delivery carrier on the same day. There’s no need to stop supplementation if you are taking any — it will not skew results.

Are imaware™ results as accurate as traditional lab test?

Yes. Not only are your results as accurate as traditional lab tests, but we’re actually the first at-home small volume blood testing company to have our data and methods peer-reviewed by the scientific and medical community — which helps validate our claims and our results reports. Learn more about the exact science behind imaware tests.

How do I receive my test results?

You’ll receive an email from us within 7 business days of your sample return. The email will contain a link to view and download your test results on our secure digital health platform once they’ve been analyzed by our labs and reviewed by a doctor.

Are imaware™ test results reviewed by a doctor?

Yes, all our test results are reviewed by a physician during the lab analysis process to ensure the third party validation of your results.

My state requires physician orders for tests like imaware™. Do you provide this for me?

Yes, we provide physician orders for every test in every state (even those that do not require them). You don’t need to get a prescription or pay extra for this service as it’s included in the purchase price of each test.

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Amazing customer service and product.
Would 100% recommend! Their test gave me enough information to take to my primary care doctor and helped me finally get a diagnosis.
Erika
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imaware™ is amazing!
To execute the test is very simple and the results were provided in a very timely manner, well documented, and easy to understand! I HIGHLY recommend imaware!
Wendy
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So easy.
The test was very easy to perform. The whole process was smooth and simple; from shopping to checkout to receiving the results.
Eric
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Innovative at-home Celiac Blood Test.
Great product. Modern style packaging. Quick and easy to use. Much less stress than going to a doctor and lab to have blood drawn.
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Supporting References

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