High Fat Diet (Ex. Ketogenic) Vitamin Deficiency Test Panel

The High Fat Diet (Ex. Ketogenic) Vitamin Deficiency Test Panel panel contains 7 tests with 7 biomarkers.

The High Fat Diet Vitamin Deficiency Test Panel is a specialized assessment designed to evaluate essential micronutrients relevant to individuals following a high-fat dietary pattern, such as the ketogenic diet.

This kind of diet prioritizes fats and restricts carbohydrates, which may lead to nutritional imbalances. The panel focuses on eight vital micronutrients that are critical in maintaining overall health, particularly in the context of a high-fat diet.

Details of the Test

  • Vitamin B1 (Thiamine): Necessary for metabolizing fats and proteins, it is measured to assess energy production.
  • Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine): Involved in protein metabolism, it's monitored for healthy brain function and immune response.
  • Vitamin B12 (Cobalamin): Essential for cognitive function and energy metabolism, particularly in high-fat diets.
  • Calcium: Vital for bone health, calcium levels are measured to ensure that the diet doesn't negatively impact bone integrity.
  • Iron: Essential for oxygen transport, iron levels are assessed to ensure proper energy levels and immune system function.
  • Magnesium: Crucial for over 300 enzymatic reactions, magnesium levels are checked to prevent deficiencies that may arise from dietary restrictions.
  • Phosphorus: Integral for bone and teeth formation, energy production, and pH regulation, phosphorus levels are measured to ensure dietary sufficiency.
Patients should be 18 years of age or greater.

Purpose of the Test

The High Fat Diet (Ex. Ketogenic) Vitamin Deficiency Test Panel aims to serve several key functions:

  • Detect Potential Deficiencies: The test identifies any deficiencies that may occur specifically within the context of a high-fat diet, allowing for immediate corrective measures.
  • Monitor Nutritional Balance: By assessing essential nutrients, this test ensures that the high-fat diet is nutritionally balanced and not leading to unforeseen health issues.
  • Support Dietary Transition: Those transitioning to or considering a high-fat diet can use this panel to understand and adapt to their unique nutritional needs.
  • Prevent Health Complications: Timely identification and management of deficiencies can aid in averting potential health problems related to nutritional imbalances.
  • Provide Personalized Guidance: Healthcare providers can utilize these insights to offer tailored dietary recommendations and support based on individual nutritional profiles.

Conclusion

The High Fat Diet Vitamin Deficiency Test Panel is a critical tool for individuals following or considering a high-fat dietary pattern like the ketogenic diet. It offers a comprehensive insight into vital micronutrients, allowing for a more informed, health-conscious approach to diet.

By aligning nutritional needs with dietary choices, it supports well-being and ensures that the benefits of a high-fat diet can be enjoyed without compromising health.

 

The following is a list of what is included in the item above. Click the test(s) below to view what biomarkers are measured along with an explanation of what the biomarker is measuring.

CALCIUM

IRON

MAGNESIUM, RBC

VITAMIN B1 (THIAMINE),

VITAMIN B12

VITAMIN B6, PLASMA

Also known as: Inorganic Phosphate, P, Phosphate as Phosphorus, Phosphorus, PO4

Phosphate (As Phosphorus)

This test is performed to see how much phosphorus in your blood. Kidney, liver, and certain bone diseases can cause abnormal phosphorus levels.
*Process times are an estimate and are not guaranteed. The lab may need additional time due to weather, holidays, confirmation/repeat testing, or equipment maintenance.

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