Navigation Links
Spotting Vitamin-D Deficiency in the Absence of Symptoms: ZRT Laboratory's New, One-of-a-Kind Blood Spot Test Answers the Call for Early Detection of Rapidly Rising D-Deficiencies
Date:6/12/2008

PORTLAND, Ore., June 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Not so long ago, any mention of Vitamin D deficiency brought to mind malnutrition and images of third-world children with rickets and bone deformities. But now the picture has shifted from the developing world to the developed, where Vitamin D deficiency among those living in northern hemispheres appears to be rising to astronomical proportions -- by some estimates, affecting up to 75% of the population including the elderly, the obese, dark-skinned people, breastfed babies, and just about anyone who doesn't get out in the sun much. As the alarm sounds in the medical communities of western nations, and one study after another links low Vitamin D to the development of osteoporosis, heart disease, childhood diabetes, breast cancer, peripheral arterial disease, and even, Alzheimer's, the challenge for physicians is how to spot the deficiency in time to prevent the disease. Since there are no telltale symptoms to clue us in to the fact that we may be seriously low in the sunshine vitamin (so-called because our bodies actually convert sunlight to Vitamin D by activating a hormone in the skin), the average person has no idea whether they are deficient or not. This is where ZRT's Vitamin D blood spot test comes in -- the first of its kind using a simple finger stick and just one or two drops of blood -- to expose a hidden deficiency before it becomes a problem. The self-sampling test kit makes home collection easy and convenient. Once blood spots have dried (within an hour) on the special filter card included in the kit, the sample can be sent back to ZRT Lab for analysis by regular, pre-paid mail with test results ready 3 to 5 days max. There's nothing to it, except for invaluable information that can be used to correct Vitamin D deficiency, avoid unwanted health problems, and perhaps, even save your life.

For more information visit http://www.zrtlab.com

Contact: Candace Burch, Director of Education, ZRT Laboratory; (503) 597-1923; email: cburch@zrtlab.com
Available Topic Expert(s): For information on the listed expert(s), click appropriate link. Candace Burch https://profnet.prnewswire.com/Subscriber/ExpertProfile.aspx?ei=22571


'/>"/>
SOURCE ZRT Laboratory
Copyright©2008 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. New Technology No Better at Spotting Anesthesia Awareness
2. New Computerized Scans Effective for Spotting Clogged Arteries
3. Fecal Blood Tests Effective at Spotting Colon Cancer
4. Brain Stem Cells Reverse Myelin Deficiency in Mice
5. Vitamin D Deficiency Puts 40% of U.S. Infants and Toddlers At Risk
6. Melissa Biggs, Fashion Designer and Former Baywatch Actress, Teams with CSL Behring to Raise Awareness of Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency, a Commonly Misdiagnosed Respiratory Disease
7. Osteotech Announces the Unexpected Passing of Audit Committee Member Leads to Receipt of Nasdaq Deficiency Letter
8. Protein deficiency leads to faster fat burning in mice, study shows
9. Video: Studies: Exposure to Ultraviolet Rays Best Way to Overcome Widespread Vitamin D Deficiency
10. The UV Foundation Announces February is Vitamin D Deficiency Month
11. Drug May Help Reverse Clotting Deficiency
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:2/23/2017)... (PRWEB) , ... February 23, 2017 , ... ... outlet with a clinician-based audience, will be participating in Rare Disease Day events, ... Washington, D.C. In addition, Rare Disease Report, a website, weekly e-newsletter and quarterly ...
(Date:2/23/2017)... ... February 23, 2017 , ... Rosica Communications, a national ... marketing, social media management, corporate communications, SEO and cause marketing, is opening an ... nearby New Hampshire, Massachusetts and Canada, Rosica will focus on expanding its footprint. ...
(Date:2/23/2017)... ... February 23, 2017 , ... Pink Pig Publishing ... generations converge and explore the world from different perspectives. By providing a place ... to gain understanding, increase empathy, and find greater happiness. , "Our approach ...
(Date:2/23/2017)... ... 2017 , ... The Center for Autism and Related Disorders ... Research and Treatment (RI-CART) and Cinemaworld to present Sensory Friendly Films. The events ... films in an environment that accommodates their unique needs. , Launched in January, ...
(Date:2/23/2017)... ... 2017 , ... Curemark, LLC announced today that the Blüm Study, a Phase ... 3-8 with Autism, is now enrolling at three new sites. These new sites are ... , “There are currently no approved drugs that address the core symptoms of ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:2/23/2017)... , Feb 23, 2017 Research and Markets ... & Trends - Industry Forecast to 2025" report to their ... The ... around 6.9% over the next decade to reach approximately $47.6 billion ... estimates and forecasts for all the given segments on global as ...
(Date:2/23/2017)... February 23, 2017 The fast-growing cannabis ... the United States . According to the 2017 Legal ... is expected to create 283,422 jobs by 2020, with an ... the next four years. The accelerating pace of cannabis legalization ... of legal cannabis market, which will further create more business ...
(Date:2/23/2017)... , February 23, 2017 ... on the global market for intraoperative imaging, excerpts ... valued at US$ 513.9 million. According to the ... surging on the grounds of increasing adoption of ... field of diagnostic imaging for neurosurgeries. The world,s ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: