VHC Vitamin D Test Strips
VHC Vitamin D Test Strips
The VHC Vitamin D Test Strips work together with the VHC Vitamin D Reader and both are needed to perform a 15 minute vitamin D test.
The box contains the following:
- 25 x Vitamin D test strips
- 1 x buffer solution
- 30 x capillaries (for blood collection)
- 30 x sample collection (to mix blood with the buffer to perform the test)
- 1 x LOT specific RFID card
- Costs per test strip = £19.50
- Total cost for pack = £486.50
What is the VHC Vitamin D Test Kit?
The VHC Quantitative Vitamin-D Test currently allows a practitioner and client to see 25-OH Vitamin D results within 15 minutes, from a simple finger prick blood sample.
The test strips in the pack allow for the sample (finger prick blood) collection
The VHC-Reader (Sold Separately) is a high precision optical reader for lateral flow test devices. A special LED lightning enables to read the test a control lines intensity, that is in direct relation with amount of target molecules (Vitamin D) caught by highly specific gold labelled antibodies.
The VHC-Reader is programmed by a RFID card that contains the test specific data and the LOT specific quantitative calibration curve. This enables a quantification accuracy identical to those of routine remote labs.
This portable and compact device, enables any practitioner within their clinic to provide, convenient, straightforward quantitative Vitamin D level results within 15 minutes.
If the test identifies a Vitamin D deficiency, the quantitative result from the reader then enables a practitioner to provide a personalised, accurate calculation of the amount of vitamin D3 I.U. needed through a targeted diet or supplementation plan to achieve a good blood level without any risk of an overdose or an under prescribing of the amount their client really needs.
What is the Sensitivity for the VHC Vitamin D Test Kit?
The sensitivity of VHC Vitamin-D Quantitative Vitamin D Test is 3ng/ml (7.5nmol/l). The sensitivity was determined by calculating the mean plus 3.3 times of standard deviation of twenty Vitamin D-free serum tests
What is the Specificity of the Vitamin D Test?30 Vitamin D free serum samples were tested and all showed negative results; suggesting 100% specificity. No interference and cross reactivity was observed with Bilirubin, Triglycerides, Cholesterol, Vitamin B12 and Vitamin C.
Scientific research and literature
- https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/20675513/ - Kurt A. Kennel, MD, Matthew T. Drake, MD, PhD, and Daniel L. Hurley, MD: Vitamin D Deficiency in Adults: When to Test and How to Treat