What would abnormal vitamin a serum blood test indicate?

Abnormal Vit A. It means you have a deficiency of vit a if it's too low and too much vitamin a if it's too high! see http://ods.Od.Nih.Gov/factsheets/vitamina-healthprofessional/.

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What would abnormal vitamin a serum blood test mean?

A few things... "abnormal" on a blood test usually means the result is higher or lower than what is found in 95% of the normal people in the community. For vitamin a, one can ask his doctor why the test was done (it is not a routine test that everyone gets). A very high result means a patient is eating too much vitamin a (from foods or supplements), and low means he is not eating or absorbing enough vitamin a. Read more...

Can you request a blood test to see if you are low on any vitamins?

Yes,mainly vit.D . Many low level of vitamins are asymptomatic and the blood level investigation of vitamins can detect the deficit. Usually vitamin B12 and d a. Read more...

Do I have to fast before I take a vitamin level blood test?

Not usually. Fasting levels are more important for blood sugar levels, cholesterol, triglycerides as eating can affect these levels, and potentially elevate them, and you'll have to repeat it again. Should not affect vitamin levels in general however. Read more...
No! Fasting of?Value. Fasting for most issues not only of low value but often misleading. Ex.: people commonly told to fast before blood glucose test; yet Diabetes Mellitus=elevated blood glucose & glucose most commonly elevated after eating. Thus fasting glucose routinely misses Diabetes Mellitus. Fasting is promoted for only a few issues because how databases were done or because the values are calculated/estimated. Read more...

My free retinol vitamin a blood test came back high. Normal levels are 30-78. Mine was 104. Is this a problem?

Depends. If you are taking supplements, cut back some. Also check vitamin d levels to make sure they are not too low. A and d are competitively absorbed. Taking high doses of d can theoretically inhibit absorption of vitamin a. Read more...