The right test for you

A comprehensive guide to testing, medical imaging and other health and illness prevention-related services. Click on the screening category to learn more about these services, individual tests & screening items

Bone Metabolism

A blood test for calcium and phosphorus is used to monitor musculoskeletal health. However, out-of-normal-range readings can indicate a number of further underlying health conditions such as with the heart and kidneys.

Vitamin D
Vitamin D (25 hydroxycalciferol), total

Test for assessing vitamin D status. While Vitamin D can be obtained from the sun, food or supplements, deficiency in vitamin D is a relatively common issue. A primary role played by vitamin D in the body is to maintain levels of calcium and phosphorus within the normal range. Vitamin D helps the body to absorb calcium, which is important for forming and maintaining strong bones. Osteomalacia (softening of bones), osteoporosis and rickets are bone diseases associated with deficiency in vitamin D, while low levels of this vitamin have also been associated with high blood pressure, coronary disease, muscle weakness, cancer and diabetes.