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Digitoxin is used to treat arrhythmias and heart failure.
An arrhythmia is an irregularity in the heartbeat, which causes the heart to skip a beat, beat irregularly or beat at the wrong speed.
Digitoxin increases the strength and vigor of heart contractions.
Digitoxin also strengthens the force of the heartbeat, which is why it is useful in heart failure. Heart failure is a condition where the pumping action of the heart is reduced.
Digitoxin is extracted from the leaves of a plant called digitalis lanata. Digitoxin increases the force of contraction of the muscle of the heart by inhibiting the activity of an enzyme (ATPase) that controls movement of calcium, sodium and potassium into heart muscle.
This blood test will evaluate the levels of Digitoxin in the blood.
We send you an easy-to-use kit to collect your blood sample.
Post your sample to our lab in the prepaid envelope provided.
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Our tests are not a substitute for seeing your doctor, especially if you are suffering symptoms. Our doctors will interpret your results based on the information you have provided, but will not diagnose, consult or provide any treatment. You will be advised to see your doctor for any necessary follow-up action.
We will send you your Digitoxin blood test sample collection kit together with the details of a convenient clinic where you can go and have your sample taken.
Your Digitoxin test includes 1st class postage and packaging for you to send your blood sample directly to our laboratory for analysis. If you live in an area where you cannot rely on the post or you simply want to ensure that your sample arrives at the laboratory the following day, you may wish to send your blood sample guaranteed next day delivery for extra reassurance.
Your blood sample will be analysed at one of our chosen laboratories. You can be assured of fast, accurate results from one of our accredited independent providers of clinical diagnostic tests.
Our medical team will comment on out-of-range blood test results and give you follow-up advice where necessary. If you need it, a PDF copy of your Digitoxin test results can be downloaded for your doctor.
Once you have placed your order you will receive login details to mymedichecks.com where you can manage your account, track your orders and view your Digitoxin test results.
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