Advanced Vitamin B12 Blood Test
- Iron Status
- Clotting Status
- Red Blood Cells
- White Blood Cells
Iron Status (1 Biomarker)
Clotting Status (2 Biomarkers)
Red Blood Cells (7 Biomarkers)
White Blood Cells (6 Biomarkers)
Vitamins (2 Biomarkers)
Special instructionsDo not take biotin supplements for 2 days prior to this test. If you are taking prescribed biotin you should discuss this with your doctor. Do not take vitamin B12 for two weeks prior to this test. If your B12 is prescribed ask your doctor whether you should stop before testing. You should take this test before you take any vitamin or mineral supplements.
The human body stores several years' worth of vitamin B12, however, those with pernicious anaemia, vegetarians, vegans and those who have recently had gastric bypass surgery are all at a greater risk of a vitamin B12 deficiency. Vitamin B12 deficiency symptoms usually develop gradually but can worsen if the condition goes untreated, they include headaches, feeling faint, pale skin and palpitations. Pernicious Anaemia (an autoimmune condition) prevents absorption by stopping the production of intrinsic factor and is the leading cause of Vitamin B12 deficiency.
Why take this test?
- You are suffering symptoms of anaemia or vitamin B12 deficiency
- You want to make sure your B12 levels are healthy
- You want to check your levels of B9 and ferritin
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