This Vitamin C blood test measures the level of vitamin C in the blood. Low vitamin C can cause symptoms such as: bleeding and inflamed gums, dry skin/hair and more. Vitamin C aids the body to form and maintain connective tissue such as: blood vessels, bones and skin. Vitamin C also strengthens the immune system and is a water soluble vitamin only and is obtained by food that is consumed.
Vitamin C is an antioxidant involved in connective tissue metabolism, drug-metabolizing systems, and mixed-function oxidase systems to list a few. Vitamin C deficiency causes scurvy: manifestations include impaired formation of mature connective tissue.