Essential Vitamin Test£119 £119
At home Vitamin test to identify vitamin B12, vitamin D and folate deficiencies with online results in 5 days.
What does it test for?
- Vitamin B12
- Vitamin D
- Folate Serum
Collection methodFinger prick
Vitamins are necessary for energy production, blood clotting, and boosting our ability to fight infection from viruses and bacteria. This test can help you to identify key imbalances so you can take steps to improve your health and immune system.
*Please note that the vitamin B12 test is not suitable for those under the age of 22. If you are under the age of 22 you will not receive a vitamin B12 test result.
Vitamin D is a fat-soluble vitamin that helps to absorb the minerals calcium and phosphorous, playing a vital role in forming and maintaining strong bones and teeth, regulating normal immune system function, maintaining heart and lung health and combating depression.
Vitamin B12 is one of the eight B vitamins. It is a water-soluble vitamin. Vitamin B12 is responsible for neurological function, producing DNA, maintaining a healthy nervous system and generating red blood cells which carry oxygen around the body. It is an essential nutrient in pregnancy.
You should monitor your vitamin levels as deficiencies may rule out underlying health conditions or explain symptoms such as exhaustion, brain fog, and nutritional issues.
You should take the Essential Vitamin test if:
- You want to improve your overall health
- You are suffering from chronic fatigue
- You are following a plant-based diet
- You are planning on becoming pregnant
- You are over the age of 50
- You suffer from Crohn's infection
- You suffer from Coeliac infection
- You are deficient in the intrinsic factor, a glycoprotein which plays an important role in absorbing vitamin B12
- You are going through the menopause
- You are at risk of developing osteoporosis
Fasting means that you collect the sample in the morning before you have breakfast. You can still drink water when fasting. Always follow the advice of your doctor with regards to fasting, particularly if you have any medical conditions.
Vitamin B12 is responsible for neurological function, producing DNA, maintaining a healthy nervous system and generating red blood cells which carry oxygen around the body. It is an essential nutrient in pregnancy.
Vitamin D plays a vital role in forming and maintaining strong bones and teeth, regulating normal immune system function, maintaining heart and lung health and combating depression.
Folate or folic acid, known as vitamin B9 generates red and white blood cells. It helps to produce DNA and RNA and sets out the building blocks for the rapid growth of cells during infancy, adolescence, and pregnancy.
How to collect your sample
Watch our instructional video to see how easy it is to collect your sample.
How it works
Collect Your Sample
Activate your test and collect your sample in the morning. Return your sample on the same day, using the prepaid shipping label provided.
Review Accurate Results
Once your sample arrives in the laboratory, confidential results will be available from your secure online account within 2 to 5 days.
Get Medical Support
Our dedicated team of nurses are available 24/7 and will call you to explain your results.
Still have questions?
Here are some questions we usually get about LetsGetChecked. If you would like yours answered, please contact us.
Activating the test connects you to the unique alphanumeric barcode within your LetsGetChecked sample collection kit. The laboratory cannot process your sample if the test is not activated and linked to you. You should only activate your test when you are ready to take your sample.
Yes. LetsGetChecked has a team of doctors who will review your order and results and have created detailed result breakdowns for your testing journey.
Our nursing team is on standby throughout the testing process and, if your test results are abnormal, you will receive a call to discuss your results and next steps.
Please ensure that the sample is collected before 9am and returned immediately using the carrier method provided within the sample collection kit. Each of our health tests includes a prepaid delivery envelope to return your samples to the laboratory.
Please do not collect or return samples on a Friday, Saturday or Sunday.
Keeping your personal data secure is important to us. We use appropriate technical and organisational measures to ensure security and confidentiality of your information, and only share your information where required to deliver our products and services or where we have a legal basis to do so. All samples are disposed of following analysis.
Your samples are processed in the same labs used by primary care providers, hospitals and government programs.
LetsGetChecked laboratories are CPA approved and ISO accredited, which are the highest levels of accreditation.
Sample collection kits are manufactured within our ISO 13485 accredited facility, the highest level of accreditation for medical devices.
We don't accept insurance at this time. We work to keep our tests as affordable as possible and our test costs are generally lower than the costs incurred from a trip to a healthcare provider.