Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
Vitamin K is essential for normal blood clotting, it promotes wound healing, helps tissues renew and enhances the resistance to infections. It is important for normal renal function and reduces the risk of cardiovascular diseases. Together with calcium and vitamin D, it prevents the development of osteoporosis.
Information on how to prepare for the test is available HERE
Prior registration is not required; upon arrival, please go straight to reception.
Why it is worth
To be examined at our Centre?
- The laboratory is accredited with the ISO 15189 standard, thus you can be confident that your tests will be performed to the highest quality.
- The results of the tests carried out will be explained to you by our laboratory specialists. This service is only offered by a few laboratories in the country.
- If required, we can perform further tests using the same sample of blood, for up to 7 days after the sampling.
- No danger of damaging or mixing up the test samples due to transportation.
- Tests can be carried out anonymously.
Good to know
Who should have vitamin K test carried out?
Vitamin K test is recommended for those who have hepatic or digestive system diseases, take antibiotics regularly or for lengthy periods of time, or in case of gut microbiota imbalance.
What are the symptoms of vitamin K deficiency?
- bleeding gums;
- bleeding wounds that do not heal readily;
- regular nosebleeds.
How to find out your test results?
- Your test results will be ready within 20 working days.
You can pick them up at the reception or, if you wish, we will email them to you.
- For an explanation of your test results, you should call the laboratory tel. (+370) 247 64 17.
FAQ (frequently asked questions)
Together with the vitamin K test, we recommend having a vitamin D test carried out, because vitamin K is involved in bone renewal processes together with vitamin D.
Green leafy vegetables, thyme, sage, marjoram, coriander, cress, hot spices (chilies), cabbage, turnips, asparagus, mustard, beets, dried fruit, olive oil, and rowan berries are all excellent sources of vitamin K. Human gut bacteria also produce large quantities of vitamin K.
The recommended daily intake of vitamin K depends on a person’s age, sex and weight:
- For adults – 0.001 mg/1 kg of body weight.
Contact your family doctor or internist or register to visit a physician specialising in this field at our Centre. Please find the prices for a consultation HERE.