Sample: 🩸Finger Prick
Measures: Vitamins, Hormones, and Immune System
Easy-to-understand insights and results delivered quickly and personalized for you.
Step 1: Order On-line
Click to order, and receive the kit in a few days.
Step 2: Collect sample
Complete a simple finger prick to collect a few drops of blood.
Step 3: Mail your results
Return with prepaid shipping, and get back your specialist reviewed results.
We use state of the art at-home capillary blood collection methods that are easy to-do at home. This test is reviewed and approved by board-certified and specialist physicians to come up with your treatment recommendation for boosting immunity.
Vitamin D is essential in keeping the immune system healthy, by activating enzymes on the surface of all White Blood Cells. Low levels of vitamin D have been linked with both extreme autoimmune disease from overactive stimulation, and frequent infections from low levels of Vitamin D. In 2009, the National Institute of Health warned that low vitamin D levels are closely associated with frequent colds and influenza.
Cortisol is also the body's main stress hormone. Cortisol keeps our system in balance, helping our body respond to stress, regulate blood sugar, and fight off infections. Prolonged chronic stress from anxiety and everyday life depletes adrenal gland production of cortisol, leading to uncontrolled inflammation, fatigue, dizziness, muscle pain, and other potentially detrimental effects.
HbA1c is a measure of glycosylation, the coupling of glucose to red blood cell blood protein that happens with every elevation of blood sugar even 6 weeks before sample. A lower value correlates with a healthier metabolism, and a higher value can be a precursor for diabetes, or it can mean stress from an illness, such as influenza or a cold.
As always, Because Health’s board-certified and specialist physicians approve and review test results (and you can consult with your specialist doctor online).
The US population as a whole exhibits low vitamin D levels, likely owing to insufficient sun exposure. If you are deficient in Vitamin D, or have an imbalance of Cortisol, or HbA1c there are a wide variety of other symptoms one can experience.
Some Symptoms of Immune Deficiency
Your Immunity test results will tell you about three things:
How high or low your vitamin D level is, specifically 25(OH) cholecalciferol or vitamin D3, as this is generally the best way to determine the body’s vitamin D status. You may find your results are below the normal range and inadequate by the Endocrine Society, or at the other end, too high and at risk of hypercalcemia which can lead to weakness and kidney stones.
Elevations or deficiencies in Cortisol can point to sleep disturbances, weight gain, fatigue or feeling tired. If your cortisol levels are imbalanced, you might experience severe symptoms like depression or a disordered metabolism which can lead to type II diabetes. Discover if your body is suffering from chronic stress and if you haven’t been getting restful sleep, and get the needed suggestions for sleep habits and lifestyle changes to improve your immune strength and overall health.
Glucose is sugar absorbed from foods that you eat and circulates through your blood to deliver the energy you need, but excess glucose binds to proteins. Excess binding is measured as HbA1c in blood cells, but could be proteins anywhere—your brain, heart, or other areas of the body. HbA1c value tells you what has happened in your body up to 90 days before the sample, and is an important indicator of metabolic health. A lower value means better health. HbA1c can help explain symptoms such as difficulty concentrating, feeling more thirsty than usual, urinating more often than normal, fatigue and hunger, dry mouth, numbness or unexplained fluctuation in weight. You can choose a consult with a specialist provider to receive specific guidance for lifestyle changes.
Our convenient home test kit offers precise results eliminating the need to go to a lab draw center or have a mobile technician enter your home. Wondering if your immunity defense is optimal? Want easy access to testing without an appointment, waiting room, and office visit? With the immunity test, you can quickly perform the test at home to check your immune system status.
If your results indicate that you may have a Vitamin D deficiency, a specialist physician can prescribe treatments to improve your levels. You’ll also get practical suggestions—including strategies for boosting immunity and lowering inflammation, in addition to healthy vitamin D levels—to help you get the most out of your results.
This Immunity Test allows you to start to understand the current status of your immune system. Follow the test up with a doctor consultation to get access to treatments that boost the immune system, and prepare your body to defend against viral and bacterial infections you may come in contact with.
Instead of going to a blood draw center, this home blood test is an innovative way for you to get the testing you need.