Serum Vitamin C , also known as Ascorbic acid is a water-soluble vitamin and antioxidant


Vitamin C  blood serum test is a measure of Ascorbic acid, a water soluble vitamin and antioxidant. Ready source of Vitamin C is essential in the diet as our body cannot make it. Vitamin C is needed for making collagen, neurotransmitters, and is important in immune function and wound healing

What nutrients and/or metabolites are measured?
Ascorbic acid

Individuals with insufficient or deficient vitamin C nutrient status may experience a range of symptoms such as 

  • swollen/bleeding gums, weakness, joint pain, fatigue, depression

Who can benefit from this test?

  • Everyone interested in improving and achieving optimum nutrition and wellness
  • Smokers, and those exposed to regular second hand smoke
  • Individuals with digestive and  malabsorption problems due to celiac disease, Crohn’s, pancreatic disease, cystic fibrosis
  • Slowing age-related macular degeneration
  • Illness such as cancer, renal disease,
  • Gauging antioxidant status

Specimen: serum