Specimen: 3 mL (1 mL min.) serum from 1 SST. Ship refrigerated or frozen. Wrap in aluminium foil to protect from light. Overnight fasting is preferred.

Stability (Room): 8 hrs

Stability (Refrigerated): 48 hrs

Stability (Frozen): 8 weeks

Method: Chemiluminescent Immunoassay

Comment: Also see FOLATE, SERUM.

Price: Contact Medilab

Turnaround time (TAT): 10 – 15 days

Usage: Vitamin B12 is necessary for hematopoiesis and normal neuronal function. B12 deficiency may be due to lack of intrinsic factor secretion by gastric mucosa (gastrectomy, gastric atrophy) or intestinal malabsorption (ileal resection, small intestinal diseases) leading to Macrocytic anemia. This assay is useful for investigating Macrocytic anemia and as a workup of deficiencies seen in Megaloblastic anemia.

Specialty: Physician

Disease: Nutritional disorders


Courier Charges:

Home Collection: Available


Pre-test Information: Overnight fasting is preferred. Wrap sample in aluminium foil to protect from light.

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