What training do I receive?
Medics can book an online training session Learn more
Non Medics can book an in person training day Learn more
The VHC Reader is an innovative medical device that displays 25-OH Vitamin D results within 15 minutes from a simple finger prick sample. The device displays the test results in ng/ml and nmol/l and comes with software allowing it to store client data and track client’s results for re-testing.
The box contains the following:
- VHC Cube reader
- Data cable to connect the cube to your laptop and the software
- Software to track client’s tests/results
- How to use the guide
- 2-year manufacturers warranty
You only need to purchase the cube once. After that, the cube will be able to read other tests.
What does the VHC cube do?
The VHC Quantitative Vitamin-D Test is an immunochromatography-based one-step in vitro test. It is designed for the quantitative determination of a total of 25-hydroxy Vitamin D in human finger-prick blood. This assay provides a preliminary diagnostic test result and can be used for screening for Vitamin D deficiency.
How does the VHC cube know to perform the correct test?
The reader is programmed/calibrated by the RFID card, which currently allows the device to check for 25-OH vitamin D. In the future, further test strips may be added.
What is the Sensitivity of the VHC Vitamin D Test Kit?
The sensitivity of the VHC Vitamin-D Quantitative Vitamin D Test is 3ng/ml (7.5nmol/l). The sensitivity was determined by calculating the mean plus 3.3 times the standard deviation of twenty Vitamin D-free serum tests.
What is the Specificity of the Vitamin D Test?
30 Vitamin D-free serum samples were tested, all showing negative results, suggesting 100% specificity. No interference and cross-reactivity were observed with Bilirubin, Triglycerides, Cholesterol, Vitamin B12 and Vitamin C.
Scientific research and literature
https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/20675513/ – Kurt A. Kennel, MD, Matthew T. Drake, MD, PhD, and Daniel L. Hurley, MD: Vitamin D Deficiency in Adults: When to Test and How to Treat