Essential Vitamin Testing
Vitamin testing to help identify vitamin B12, vitamin D, and folate deficiencies with online lab results in 2-5 days.
We test for:
Vitamin D and
What to know
What to know
When to collect your sample
Before you collect your sample:
Please note that we have not yet validated test results for vitamin B12 for those under the age of 22.
When to collect your sample:
You must collect your sample in the morning, while fasting, on a Monday - Thursday and return on the same day using the sample collection kit* provided. Fasting means that you collect your sample in the morning before you have breakfast. You can still drink water when fasting.
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.
Who should be tested
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 be tested 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 that plays an important role in absorbing vitamin B12
You are going through the menopause
You are at risk of developing osteoporosis
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.
Vitamins are necessary for energy production, blood clotting, and boosting our ability to fight infection from viruses and bacteria. These test results can help you to identify key imbalances so you can take steps to improve your health and immune system.
Please note that this vitamin B12 testing 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 result.
How it works
Collect your sample
Activate your collection kit 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 clinical team is here to support you and may call you to explain your results and provide guidance on your next steps.
Still have questions?
Here are some questions we usually get about LetsGetChecked. If you would like yours answered, please contact us ›
Activating the sample collection kit connects you to the unique alphanumeric barcode within your LetsGetChecked kit. The laboratory cannot process your sample if the kit is not activated and linked to you. You should only activate your kit when you are ready to take your sample.
Yes. LetsGetChecked has a team of doctors, nurses, and healthcare clinicians who will review your order and results and have created detailed result breakdowns for your testing journey.
Our clinical team is on standby throughout the process and, if your test results are abnormal, you may receive a call to discuss your results and the next steps.
Please ensure that the sample is collected in the morning, on a Monday - Thursday and returned immediately using the carrier method provided within the sample collection kit. Each of our kits 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 analysed with CE-marked tests in the same labs used by primary care providers, hospitals, and government programs.
LetsGetChecked laboratories are CPA-approved and ISO-certified, which are the highest levels of accreditation.
Our home sample collection kits are manufactured within our ISO 13485 certified 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.