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Vitamin b12 check ultra

This is an important test to help diagnose anaemia and to determine the type of anaemia.

Venous blood
20 tests included
5 days turnaround

£250.00

£229.00

About Vitamin b12 check ultra

What is a vitamin B12 check ultra?

Vitamin B12 is an essential vitamin for making red blood cells (RBCs) and for the function of nerves. Vitamin B12 is found in meat, fish, dairy and eggs. A deficiency in B12 may lead to anaemia. Anaemia is a common blood condition characterised by low levels of red blood cells (RBCs) or haemoglobin.

Haemoglobin is an important component of RBCs responsible for transporting oxygen. It is important to have the right amount of haemoglobin and RBCs to supply the body with enough oxygen. Anaemia can cause symptoms including fatigue, weakness and pale skin. Anaemia may develop as a result of a deficiency in your diet, from conditions affecting the health of your RBCs or from significant blood loss.

Iron-deficiency anaemia is the most common type of anaemia caused by a lack of iron. Iron, as well as vitamin B12 and folate, are important for RBC production. Pernicious anaemia is an autoimmune condition in which the body produces antibodies against the intrinsic factor protein.

Why take this test?

This is a comprehensive test to help diagnose anaemia and to determine the type of anaemia. It measures the properties of proteins, nutrients and cells implicated in anaemia including vitamin B12.

 

What's tested

Red Blood Cells

White Blood Cells

Clotting Status

Iron Status

Vitamins

Autoimmunity

How it works

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Order your kit

Just order a test online and get your kit delivered right to you door. Your kit contains everything you need for the test.

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Take your test and post

Follow our simple instructions to take your sample and post back the enclosed prepaid envelope to our accredited lab for processing. We also offer home or workplace visits by a qualified nurse.

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Get results directly to your dashboard

You will receive an email notification from our medical team when your results are available on your secure personalised health dashboard.

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