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About Vitamin B12/ Cobalamine test

Vitamin B12/ Cobalamine test

₹1200 ₹800

Know more about Vitamin B12/ Cobalamine test

Vitamin B12 test helps to detect deficiencies and diagnose the cause of certain anemias, such as pernicious anemia, an autoimmune disease that affects the absorption of B12. This test determines the level of vitamin B12 in the blood present in the form of liquid (serum or plasma).

Symptoms associated with Vitamin B12 deficiency are:

Headache, weakness, mood swings, fatigue, numbness or tingling of hands and feet.

Vitamin B12 is the part of the B complex of vitamins. Along with Vitamin B 12, folate is another important vitamin and both are necessary for the formation of red blood cells, synthesis of DNA and repair of tissues and cells.

The level of Vitamin B12 is also important for the nervous system as its deficiency can lead to neuropathy which is a form of nerve damage and brain problems. 

Besides that, one needs to fulfill the requirement of enough Vitamin B12 in their body through diet and supplements as well. 

There is no precaution required before going in for the test.

Based on your test results, the doctor will prescribe you treatment and medication with a new diet chart.

Food sources of Vitamin B12 include:

Dairy products, fish, meat, cereal, etc.

Also, the doctor might prescribe you vitamin supplements based on your test results.

 

Test Method: A blood sample will be collected from a vein of your arm.

Test Report: Turn around time is 24 hours.

 

When your doctor suspects you of suffering Vitamin B12 deficiency and its related diseases, you will be prescribed this test.

Pernicious anemia, Celiac disease, Inflammatory bowel disease

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