Active vitamin B12 test
Vitamin B12 deficiency develops slowly and may be asymptomatic for a long time, and that is why it often stays unnoticed. Deficiency of this essential nutrient can cause anaemia and symptoms of the nervous system, such as muscle weakness, sensation and memory disorders.
ACTIVE Vitamin B12 not only identifies vitamin B12 deficiency earlier, but also is a more reliable test than TOTAL Vitamin B12. This is because most of the body’s vitamin B12 is bound to storage proteins and is not available for active use by cells. So although total vitamin B12 levels may appear to be sufficient, you may actually have vitamin B12 deficiency.
The test is a simple blood test. The Accuracy of the test is better than standard vitamin B12 tests because the BIOHIT test exclusively measures the ACTIVE form of vitamin B12.
ColonView - Colon health test
The ColonView test can identify patients with occult (hidden) blood in stool samples, which is indicative of colorectal cancer or its precursors. The test also gives information about other digestive disorders that involve intestinal bleeding. Blood traces in stool can also be caused by inflammatory bowel diseases, which is why colonoscopy is always justified when the ColonView test finds blood in the stool sample.
Coeliac Disease Quick test
Coeliac disease is an autoimmune disease in which gluten, a protein found in rye, wheat and barley, causes inflammation and damage to the mucosa of the small intestine. The damage interferes with the absorption of nutrients. The coeliac disease quick test allows the diagnosis of coeliac disease to be made from fingertip blood sample within few minutes.
Helicobacter Pylori Quick Test
The Biohit H. pylori quick test is a one-step test to detect H. pylori infection from a biopsy sample during gastroscopy. The test results for H. pylori are ready in a few minutes, enabling the eradication therapy to start straight after the procedure.
Lactose Intolerance Quick Test
The Lactose Intolerance Quick Test developed by Biohit gives a rapid diagnosis of lactase deficiency – an essential enzyme for the digestion of milk sugar. The biopsy specimen is taken from the mucosa of the upper part of the small intestine and it is examined immediately. The test results are available in 20 minutes.
The Biohit Calprotectin test enables the differentiation between inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD) and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). The test can also be used for monitoring the mucosal healing of a patient with IBD. The test measures calprotectin which is released from the inflamed intestinal mucosa into faeces.
Total 25OH Vitamin-D test
Vitamin D has multiple roles in the human body. In addition to its well established role in the regulation of calcium absorption and promoting bone growth, it is recognized for other health benefits including reducing risk of diseases such as type 1 diabetes and common cancers. The best indicator of vitamin D status is the serum concentration of 25OH vitamin D. The BIOHIT Total 25OH vitamin D ELISA kit is a quantitative immunoenzymatic assay which detects both 25OH vitamin D2 and D3 and hence provides clinically relevant information on the vitamin D status.