Micronutrients, often referred to as vitamins and minerals, are vital to healthy development, disease prevention, and wellbeing. Vitamins are necessary for energy production, blood clotting and boosting our ability to fight infection from viruses and bacteria. Minerals play an essential role in growth, bone health, fluid balance and muscle contraction. This test can help you to identify micronutrient deficiencies so you can take steps to improve your health and immune system.
The home Micronutrient Test can provide specific insights into your diet and identify deficiencies of key vitamins and minerals that are essential for your overall health and wellbeing. Online results in 2-5 days.
About this test
About this test
Most people with a mild mineral or vitamin imbalance will not experience any symptoms, so regular testing is key to understanding your levels.
Symptoms of a nutritional deficiency may include, but are not limited to:
Weakness, fatigue, or decreased energy levels
Muscle aches and pain
Weakened immune system and increased susceptibility to diseases
Problems with your vision
Joint pain and discomfort
Problems with your heart
Loss of appetite, nausea, or abdominal pain
Poor bone health
When to test
The Micronutrient Test can give you specific insights into your diet, enabling you to quickly and easily identify and resolve any deficiencies. Anyone can develop a micronutrient deficiency. However, some may be at increased risk, including those following a vegan or vegetarian diet or as a result of conditions such as celiac and Crohn’s disease that impair the absorption of food. Your nutritional requirements may change as you age or as a result of certain medications.
You should take the Micronutrient test if:
You want to identify areas for improvement of your overall health
You follow a vegetarian or vegan diet
You have recently excluded a particular food group from your diet
You are over 50 years of age
You are experiencing symptoms of a deficiency*
You have a condition that may impact the absorption of nutrients such as celiac or Crohn’s disease
You have problems absorbing nutrients from your diet
*Talk to your physician about any symptoms that you are experiencing.
The test must be taken in the morning, on a Monday to Friday, and returned on the same day.
Please be aware that some personal products such as lotions and sunscreen contain zinc and therefore may impact the accuracy of your zinc test result.
Supplements with Biotin (B7) can impact your results. Wait at least 8 hours after your last dose before collecting your sample.
Please note that the vitamin B12 test is not suitable for those under the age of 22. If you are under the age of 22 you will not receive a vitamin B12 test result.
This test is not suitable for anyone under the age of 18.
Magnesium is a mineral that helps with the function of muscles and nerves, the development of bones and teeth, and the functioning of the heart. Dietary sources include spinach, legumes, nuts, seeds, dark chocolate, whole grains and liquids such as mineral water.
Copper plays an essential role in maintaining a healthy immune system, keeping your blood vessels and nerves healthy, and facilitating the metabolism of iron. Copper can be found in foods such as liver, nuts, shellfish, wheat bran products and chocolate.
Selenium is an essential trace mineral that plays an important role in reproduction, metabolism, and immunity, as well as hormone and thyroid function. Selenium is commonly found in meat, poultry, seafood, eggs, dairy, bread, cereal, and other grains.
Zinc is an essential trace mineral that helps with the production of new cells and enzymes, maintaining a healthy immune system healing, and in the processing of carbohydrates, fats, and proteins. Zinc is present in many foods, including meat, milk, cheese, eggs, shellfish, whole grains, nuts, and pulses.
Vitamin D plays a vital role in forming and maintaining strong bones and teeth, regulating normal immune system function, maintaining heart and lung health and combating depression.
Vitamin B12 is responsible for neurological function, producing DNA, maintaining a healthy nervous system and generating red blood cells which carry oxygen around the body. It is an essential nutrient in pregnancy.
Vitamin E is a fat-soluble vitamin and acts as an antioxidant to help protect cells from damage. It helps with maintaining healthy skin, eyes, and boosting our immune system. Vitamin E is commonly found in cereals, sunflower oil, almonds, peanuts, hazelnut
Easy health tracking over time
Get the most valuable health insights when you track your health over time with quick and easy repeat testing. You can also seamlessly integrate your devices to store all of your health data in one convenient place.
Watch our instructional video to see how easy it is to collect your sample.
How it works
Collect your sample
Activate your test and collect your sample in the morning. Return your sample on the same day, using the prepaid shipping label provided.
Review accurate results
Once your sample arrives in the laboratory, confidential results will be available from your secure online account within 2 to 5 days.
Get medical support
Our dedicated team of nurses are available 24/7 and may call you to explain your results and provide guidance on your next steps.
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You should not change any medication or supplements without first speaking to your physician.
Activating the test connects you to the unique alphanumeric barcode within your LetsGetChecked sample collection kit. The laboratory cannot process your sample if the test is not activated and linked to you. You should only activate your test when you are ready to take your sample.
Yes. LetsGetChecked has a team of board-certified physicians who will review your order and results and have created detailed result breakdowns for your testing journey.
Our nursing team is on standby throughout the testing process and, if your test results are abnormal, you will receive a call to discuss your results and next steps.
The sample must be collected in the morning while fasting, on a Monday-Friday, and returned on the same day. Each of our health tests includes a prepaid shipping envelope to return your sample to the laboratory.
Fasting means that you take the sample in the morning before you have breakfast. You can still drink water when fasting. Always follow the advice of your physician with regards to fasting, particularly if you have any medical conditions.
Keeping your personal data secure is important to us. We use appropriate technical and organizational measures to ensure security and confidentiality of your information, and only share your information where required to deliver our products and services or where we have a legal basis to do so. All samples are disposed of following analysis.
Your samples are processed in the same labs used by primary care providers, hospitals and government programs.
LetsGetChecked laboratories are CLIA approved and CAP-accredited, which are the highest levels of accreditation.
Sample collection kits are manufactured within our ISO 13485 accredited facility, the highest level of accreditation for medical devices.
We don't accept insurance at this time. We work to keep our tests as affordable as possible and our test costs are generally lower than the costs incurred from a trip to a healthcare provider.
We accept many Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA) and Health Savings Accounts (HSA) cards. They can be used in the same way that a debit or credit card would be used at checkout.