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Vitamin A can be found in both animal and plant foods. Animal sources (Retinoids) include eggs, meat, oily fish, cheese and liver. Liver is an especially strong source which is why it is recommended that pregnant women don't eat liver in case they get too much Vitamin A. Vitamin A is also found in plants (Carotoenoids) which has anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. Plant sources include dark green leafy vegetables and yellow and orange fuits and vegetables.
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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.
Vitamin A (retinol) is a fat-soluble vitamin found in animal products such as eggs, dairy, liver and kidneys. It is important for the normal reproduction of cells (cellular differentiation) as well as good vision and the proper development of an embryo and foetus.
Vitamin A deficiency can lead to dry eyes (xerophthalmia), night blindness, skin problems, infections, diarrhoea and lung disorders.
Vitamin A can be toxic in high doses so it is important to never take more than the recommended daily allowance unless you have consulted with a doctor.
We will send you your Vitamin A (Retinol) blood test sample collection kit together with the details of a convenient clinic where you can go and have your sample taken.
Your Vitamin A (Retinol) 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 Vitamin A (Retinol) test results can be downloaded for your doctor.
Once you have placed your order you can visit my.medichecks.com where you can manage your account, track your orders and view your Vitamin A (Retinol) test results.
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