Vitamin D levels can be check by a simple blood test. The laboratory we use is Veterinary Diagnostics Institute or VDI Labs and they have a great resource section on their website to answer all your Vitamin D questions.
The cost to check a Vitamin D level is $60.00. PLEASE NOTE: This price doesn’t include doctor time, blood draw, nor shipping, which samples need to be frozen and shipped overnight. As a side note: IF the doctor is getting blood from an animal for the first time then the recommendation may be to get an INCaSe-D Wellness Panel done, which is $110.00 and detects disease, asses cancer risk, and includes a Vitamin D level. This test will give the doctor an excellent baseline of health. Depending on results, a Vitamin D can be checked as recommended by doctor thereafter.
Once samples are frozen and shipped overnight, the results then take a few days to process. Results are sent via our account and we will email you the results for your animal’s records. IF it’s found your animal is insufficient in his/her Vitamin D levels then a Vitamin D supplement and dosing will be recommended. Important to Note: A monthly follow-up test is recommended to check Vitamin D levels to insure safe and adequate dosing, and testing thereafter will be recommended by the doctor according to VDI Labs results.