This at-home lab test can help you understand the level of inflammation in your body and if you’re maintaining an adequate Vitamin D level.
What is an at-home inflammation test?
The Home Test Box At-Home Inflammation Test measures two markers that may indicate inflammation in the body: high-sensitivity C-reactive protein and vitamin D.
What do I need to prepare for an at-home inflammation test?
You don’t need any special preparations for an at-home inflammation test.
What is vitamin D, and how is it related to inflammation?
Vitamin D is a fat-soluble vitamin that forms in the body when your skin absorbs sunlight and is found in natural and fortified foods. In addition to helping the body absorb and retain calcium and phosphorus, essential for building bone, studies have shown that vitamin D may also reduce cancer cell growth and help control infections.
Research shows that vitamin D levels are linked to inflammation. For example, low vitamin D levels are associated with high levels of C-reactive protein, a key inflammatory marker. The higher the C-reactive protein levels, the more inflammation is in the body.
What is C-reactive protein, and how is it related to inflammation?
C-reactive protein (CRP) increases in response to inflammation. The Home Test Box Inflammation Test uses a high-sensitivity CRP (hs-CRP) test because it is more sensitive than a standard CRP test when measuring baseline concentrations and can detect smaller increases in C-reactive protein.
Who should take an inflammation test?
You may benefit from an inflammation test if you are experiencing symptoms of chronic inflammation or vitamin D deficiency.
Chronic inflammation symptoms may include the following:
- Joint or muscle pain
- Depression or anxiety
- Body weight changes
- Frequent infection
- Gastrointestinal issues
Vitamin D deficiency symptoms may include:
- Frequent illness or infection
- Muscle pain
- Bone loss
- Hair loss
- Weight gain
- Chronic pain
- Depression or anxiety
It’s important to note that this is not a comprehensive list of vitamin D deficiency symptoms.
Furthermore, high hs-CRP can be temporarily elevated for multiple reasons, including recent illness or bacterial infection. A high CRP level should be confirmed with follow-up testing.
Olivia Karpinski (verified owner) –
I’ve never done at-home testing before but when I came across Home Test Box and saw this inflammation test, I definitely wanted to try it as I have had some chronic and lingering health issues for the past few years and was curious as to their impact on my health. I feel like it can be difficult to ask a doctor for specific tests like this so I loved being able to order the test kit to my house and do it on my own. The test was so easy to take! It just required a fingerprick and I like that I can log in to my account to review or download my results for vitamin D and c-reactive protein. I can’t wait to try some of the other tests and I would definitely recommend this test and company for at-home testing!
Josh Harris (verified owner) –
low vitamin d. glad I checked.
Lana Dach (verified owner) –
A few months ago, I got lab work done, and my results showed that my vitamin D was low, so I started taking a vitamin D supplement to try it up. It looks like it’s working because my vitamin D test results came back.