Vitamin K test


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Vitamin K is a fat-soluble vitamin that functions as a cofactor in the production of blood coagulation factors (in the liver), osteocalcin (in bone), and matrix Gla-proteins (in cartilage and vessel walls), each resulting in the deposition of ionic calcium.

Monitoring vitamin K can help reduce risk of osteoporotic bone fractures, cardiovascular disease, and possibly some cancers by identifying individuals who may have a vitamin K deficiency.

Vitamin K Deficiency Symptoms


  • Bruising and easy bruising
  • Calcification of soft tissue
  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Epistaxis (nose bleeds)
  • Bone fractures
  • Gastrointestinal bleeding
  • Mitochondria function (energy problems)
  • Muscle contraction problems
  • Problems associated to nerve health (Neurodegenerative diseases)
  • Heart disease
  • Cardiac function problems
  • Menorrhagia (abnormally heavy bleeding at menstruation)
  • Anaemia
  • Diabetes
  • Cancer
  • Dementia
  • Osteopenia (when the body doesn’t make new bone as quickly as it reabsorbs old bone)
  • Osteoporosis
  • Liver diseases
  • Multiple chronic diseases

About The Vitamin K Test

The vitamin K test can be done right near your home or office.  Testing for vitamin K imbalances is really important due to it’s ability to prevent many serious health problems, the test includes:

  • An authorized blood specimen order form that you take to your local accredited pathology for collection of your blood (Find a pathology near you here).
  • A blood specimen test kit for the pathology to use to collect your blood sample
  • Complete instructions for taking the test for you and the pathology
  • The test is a vitamin K assay (Undercarboxylated Osteocalcin)

Test results are sent to one of our professional health practitioners within 2 business days for evaluation.  Our practitioners contact you with the results and recommendations on any findings via email, mail or phone.