The Diet & Nutrition panel looks at the balance of important nutrients in your body, including:
This panel makes special emphasis on nutrients people tend to be insufficient in, such as:
This panel may also assist you to assess the quality of your current diet and whether any change/adjustment is needed.
Preparation: When testing for this panel, it's best if you can get your blood drawn in the morning. Some tests in this panel should be taken after an overnight (>8h) fast. You can drink water, but do not eat any food during this time.
Tell your provider about medicines, vitamins, or supplements you regularly take. Some of them might affect the test results. For example, do not take biotin (vitamin B7) or vitamin C supplements at least 24 hours before testing.
At least 24 hours before blood collection, also avoid eating fruits and drinking alcohol.