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What are the various tests to find vitamin deficiency? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 22-Oct-2013
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Doctor:How can I help you?
User:I am XXXX.
Doctor:Hi, Please go ahead with your question
Doctor:Hello XXXX
Doctor:Please proceed
User:my query is that what are the various tests that can be done for finding vitamin deficiency
User:I am having premature hair greying problem
Doctor:The type of tests that can be done can be decided based on your complaints and physical examination findings
Doctor:all the vitamin levels can be measured
Doctor:vitamins B12,B6, B1, Vit C, Vit D
Doctor:Folic acid
Doctor:Vitamin E
Doctor:Vitamin A
Doctor:Vitamin K
Doctor:All these can be measured
Doctor:but all may not be necessary
Doctor:in Your case I would suggest Vitamins B12, Vitamin E, Vitamin A, Vitamin C and Floic acid
Doctor:Premature graying of hair may not always be due to vitamin deficiency
Doctor:it can be familial
Doctor:or can be stress induced
Doctor:or may be due to some problem in the production of a pigment called melanin
Doctor:If that is bothering you too much, you should consider consulting a dermatologist to see what the cause might be
Doctor:Is there anything else I can help you with>
User:I heard about a test called HTMA .. can you tell me how much will it cost
User:and in Bangalore which is the best diagnostic center
Doctor:I do not know the cost of HTMA, it may be costly
Doctor:And I am sorry, I will not able to give you answer about which is the best diagnostic center
Doctor:the individual opinions vary
User:no problem.. thanks
Doctor:I can suggest where you can get such a test done thouugh
Doctor:Fortis hospital, Apollo hospital, Manipal hospital
Doctor:and St Johns' hospital should be able to do this test
User:ok .. thanks
Doctor:Anything else I can help you with?
User:nothing else.. thank you
Doctor:You are welcome
Doctor:have a good day
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