Vitamin and Nutrition Assessments of Intake and Nutritional Status

Vitamin And Nutrition Assessments

What are Vitamin and Nutritional Assessments?

Our laboratory tests are performed to determine your nutritional status and our goal is to maintain your best health and to prevent the consequences of deficiency.  Vitamins are not produced by human hormones but must be ingested on a daily basis. We offer vitamin and nutritional assessments to confirm your positive nutritional achievement.

We offer the following types of Vitamin and Nutritional Assessments?

  • Laboratory assessment, including biochemical tests
  • Clinical assessment which compares individuals or groups to one another by growth, skin, mucus, eyes, nails, and hair
  • Biochemical: anthropometric measurements of body composition, measurements of serum protein, micronutrients, and metabolic parameters
  • Anthropometrics: measurements of muscle and fat

Our assessments are offered in three categories: surveys, surveillance, and screening.

Why are Vitamin and Nutritional Assessments necessary?

  • Hydration
  • Metabolic process
  • Malnutrition
  • Allergies

What Symptoms Alert Patients to Ask for a Vitamin and Nutritional Assessment?

  • Frequent fatigue
  • Dry, brittle, or loss of hair
  • Ridged or spoon-shaped nails
  • Changes in the mouth (Sores, swollen tongue, burning)
  • Diarrhea
  • Extreme Moodiness
  • Loss or lack of appetite

Determining the Best Vitamin and Nutritional Assessment

If you are in good health and would like to participate in a survey-type vitamin and nutritional assessment study, the doctors and health providers at Elite Medicine Clinics DFW would like for you to take a few minutes to answer questions either by interview or on paper.

We also offer surveillance vitamin and nutritional assessment for those with health issues. This type of assessment takes more times, but often involves payment to the individuals participating.  Surveillance often provides insight and evidence to proving or disproving theories about the effects that certain vitamins have in nutrition.

If you have concerns about health and wellness of life, we encourage you to have a screening assessment.    One of our physicians will be happy to request patient orders for blood work that would need to be done in order to determine the type of vitamin deficiencies that could be causing health issues.

Types of Vitamins that do not Require Assessment:

  • Vitamin A: promotes strong teeth and bones
  • B1, B6, B9, B12: increases energy levels, blood production, mood, and nerve repair
  • Vitamin C: strengthens immune system and body tissues
  • Vitamin D: promotes strong teeth and bones
  • Vitamin E: protects body cells
  • Vitamin K: promotes healthy clotting