Finding out your vitamin D levels and getting supplementation guidance has never been easier.
We work in collaboration with Sandwell and West Birmingham NHS trust to offer you a complete service which is available from the comfort of your own home.
What does the service include?
- Easy to use home testing kit
- Full guidance from BetterYou on the correct supplementation for your personal needs
- Complimentary DLux vitamin D oral spray at a strength relevant to your results
As part of the service we provide, your test results will be sent via email directly to you and BetterYou. This enables us to tailor a unique plan for you and help you understand what your test result actually means.
We send the testing kit out for you to use at home. All you have to do is place four blood spots onto the collection card from a quick and painless nick of the finger. Full instructions are included in the pack you will receive.
Using the prepaid envelope the collection card is then sent to City Assays, who analyse the sample for Sandwell and West Birmingham NHS trust. From the spots of dried blood on your sample card the laboratory at City Assays uses a liquid chromatography mass spectrometry method to measure the Vitamin D in your blood. They measure for Vitamin D2 and D3, reporting the total and D2 and D3 results.
The results are supplied within five working days of the lab receiving your sample.
The results are emailed directly to you and BetterYou. From this we will provide you with a bespoke supplementation plan to help increase or maintain your levels. You will also receive a complimentary DLux vitamin D oral spray relevant to your results.
It couldn't be simpler. The pack contains full, very easy to follow instructions and everything you need to test your vitamin D levels.
The finger prick is painless (yes, we've all done it!) and a very clever little device. Once you've collected 4 spots of blood on the collecting paper simply let it dry and then send it off using the pre-paid envelope. Just leave the rest to us.
Don’t forget to put the completed consent form in the envelope with your collection card.