Vitamin A Test

The vitamin A test checks the vitamin A blood level.

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Vitamin A Test FAQ

What is a vitamin A test?

The vitamin A test measures the blood level of Vitamin A.

Why is a vitamin A test important?

The vitamin A blood test is important because it helps check for a vitamin A deficiency or toxicity.

What type of specimen will I submit?

This Vitamin A Test is a blood test.

Do I need to fast to take this test?

An 8-12 hour fast is recommended before testing.

How long does it take to get test results?

It typically takes 6 business days or less.

Accesa Labs does not provide medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. All users should consult with a medical provider for specific health concerns.

Last updated on August 28, 2018

Vitamin A Test for $89

Vitamin A Blood Test - More Information

The vitamin A test, also known as a vitamin A blood test, retinol blood test and a vitamin A lab test, checks the vitamin A blood level.

Vitamin A as a term represents a group of nutrients that are important for vision health, immunity and growth processes in the body. Sometimes known by its components (retinol, retinal, retinoic acid and beta-carotene), vitamin A can be found in different types of foods.

Low vitamin A levels, also known as vitamin A deficiencies, can occur from inadequate intake, poor absorption or external interference from chemicals. Symptoms of vitamin A deficiency include poor night vision and damage to structures of the eye in addition to weakening the immune system. Vitamin A deficiencies can be improved by taking vitamin A supplements. Vitamin A can also be toxic to the body at high levels. Excessive vitamin A, or vitamin A toxicity, can cause bone fractures and birth defects in pregnant women as well as vomiting, hair loss, stomach pain and dry skin. Vitamin A levels are typically higher in women who are taking oral contraceptives.

Getting a vitamin A lab test near you is a straightforward process at a Quest Diagnostics lab. After you order online, simply get your blood drawn and you will be able to download your electronic results when available. As can be seen on the sample vitamin A lab report above, your vitamin A blood levels will be reported in mcg/dL and can be compared against the reference range provided by the lab to get a sense as to whether your vitamin A levels are high, normal or low.

The vitamin A test is part of the advanced vitamin panel and the comprehensive vitamin panel.

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