Test Details

VITAMIN B12; CYANOCOBALAMIN

Test Price: ₹ 600

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.



Test Code:
DVCL0631
Report Delivery:
Daily
Parameters Included:
0
Category:
Nutritional Disorders
Pre-Test Information:
Overnight fasting is preferred. Wrap sample in aluminium foil to protect from light.
Method:
Chemiluminescent Immunoassay
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

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