Vitamin K

Vitamin K is an important element for human. But in the medical test, the vitamin K test is rarely. A lack of vitamin K is usually discovered when unexpected or excessive bleeding or easy bruising occurs.

For the daily ADI:

  • infant: 10-20 ug
  • child: 11-60 ug
  • teenager: 50-100 ug
  • adult: 60-80 ug

A low value of vitamin K may indicate:

  • Easy bruising
  • Oozing from nose or gums
  • Excessive bleeding from wounds, punctures, and injection or surgical sites
  • Heavy menstrual periods
  • Bleeding from the gastrointestinal (GI) tract
  • Blood in the urine and/or stool
  • Increased prothrombin time (PT/INR)
* The Content is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.