Included Test(s):Vitamin B12 (B12), Vitamin D (VitD)
Specimen Type:Serum (Frozen or Dry)
Dry Serum Minimum Volume:1 Well
Testing kit is included, shipped by uspost
This test does not include any blood draw fees, or vet/vet tech appointments associated with your veterinary provider. Only the cost of the kit with shipping, and testing are covered with this purchase. Contact your vet before purchase to establish cost and blood draw
Essential Vitamins 1 panel includes Vitamin D (25OHD) and Cobalamin (Vitamin B12) - two essential nutrients that are only obtained through diet. Vitamin D, the most important hormone in the body, is responsible for supporting the innate immune system and has a role in disease prevention and management. Sufficient levels are anti-inflammatory, anti-proliferative, and pro-immunity. Cobalamin is chiefly response for DNA production as a critical cofactor. This test provides patient-specific dosing guidelines for both Vitamin D and B12.
General Wellness - preventative
Patients on NSAIDs or Corticosteroids
Evaluating essential vitamin levels should start once the dog or cat reaches adult stages and establishes their adult diet. Once diet has been stable for 3 months, test baseline vitamins and correct any insufficiencies with supplementation, or consider a diet change if values are considerably low. Recheck intervals are every year once sufficient unless diet or health changes occur.