RBC Magnesium

Magnesium plays many vital roles in preventing heart disease, controlling blood pressure, and maintaining healthy cholesterol levels. RBC magnesium is the most precise way to assess intracellular magnesium status, and has been show to be inversely related with hypertension. Magnesium also plays important roles in muscle function, bone formation and much more.

This test does not require fasting. Please take prescription medications as prescribed … and do not take your supplements the morning of the blood draw.

Vitamin B12 & Folate

B12* and folic acid blood testing help doctors diagnose central nervous system disorders, anemia, and malabsorption syndromes. B12 and folic acid also play an important role in energy level, muscle strength and memory.  Folate is critical to the nervous system formation of a developing embryo.

Because B12 and folate are derived solely from dietary intake, such as egg yolks, beef, poultry and fish, many people are deficient in these important vitamins.

Fasting for 8-12 hours is required for this test. Make sure you drink water in order to stay hydrated. 

Vitamin D, 25-Hydroxy

Recent research has shown that vitamin D is important to every cell and tissue throughout the body. From proper immune function and bone density to heart health and mood disorders, vitamin D is critical for optimal health.

You should know your Vitamin D blood level. Optimal blood levels of vitamin D are often far greater than the standard reference range. The only way to achieve an optimal level is through proper supplementation.