102 – Essential Vitamins 2

Please [log in] or [register] to see pricing.

Background:

Essential Vitamins 2 panel includes Vitamin D (25OHD), Cobalamin (Vitamin B12), Magnesium (Mg) – three essential nutrients that are only obtained through diet – and Total Calcium (tCa).  Vitamin D, the most important hormone in the body, is responsible for supporting the innate immune system and has a role in disease prevention and management.  Sufficient levels are anti-inflammatory, anti-proliferative, and pro-immunity.  Cobalamin is chiefly response for DNA production as a critical cofactor.  Magnesium is a cofactor in hundreds of enzymatic processes, and when low those reactions are less efficient.  Learn more.   VDI provides patient-specific dosing guidelines for both Vitamin D, B12, and Magnesium.

Clinical Applications:

  1. Diet Changes
  2. Gastrointestinal Disease
  3. Inflammatory Disease
  4. Cancer Patients
  5. General Wellness – preventative
  6. PLE Patients
  7. Patients on NSAIDs or Corticosteroids

Recommendations:

Evaluating essential vitamin levels should start once the dog or cat reaches adult stages and establishes their adult diet.  Once diet has been stable for 3 months, test baseline vitamins and correct any insufficiencies with supplementation, or consider a diet change if values are considerably low.   Recheck intervals are every year once sufficient unless diet or health changes occur.

Category:

Additional information

Species

Canine, Feline

Patient Status

Acutely Ill, Apparently Healthy, Suspected Cancer, Suspected GI Disease

Test

Magnesium (Mg), Total Calcium (tCa), Vitamin B12 (B12), Vitamin D (VitD)

Specimen Type

Serum (Frozen or Dry)

Dry Serum Volume

2 Wells

Fasting

Recommended: 8hr