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Vitamin B12 Test

B12 is found in animal products such as red meat, fish, poultry, milk, and eggs. B12 is necessary for normal red blood cell production, tissue and cellular repair, and DNA synthesis. B12 is also important for nerve health. A deficiency of B12 can lead to anaemia and nerve damage.

£38.00
Vitamin B12 Test

What is this test for?

Vitamin B12 and folate are primarily requested to help diagnose the cause of macrocytic anaemia. Folate and vitamin B12 may be used to help evaluate the nutritional status of a someone with signs of significant malnutrition or malabsorption. This may include those with alcoholism and those with disorders associated with malabsorption such as coeliac disease, Crohn’s disease, and cystic fibrosis. B12 and folate may also be used to help diagnose the cause of mental or behavioural changes, especially in the elderly.

 

Symptoms of a possible B12 deficiency can include:

  • Symptoms related to anaemia
  • Reduced sense of taste
  • Diarrhoea
  • Numbness and tingling in the feet and hands
  • Muscle weakness
  • Depression

What will this test kit find out?

We can test for a range of different allergies and health markers, using one of our home-testing kits. In this kit, you'll be able to test:

Vitamins - B12

Indicators of potential vitamin deficiency

  • B12

How to use this test kit

1
Prepare

Prepare

Once you've got your kit, make sure to read all of the enclosed instructions - they'll make sure you easily and safely get the best sample possible.

2
Sample

Sample

Time to take your sample. All of our health tests come with the exact tools you need to take a sample in the comfort of your own home.

3
Send

Send

Put your sample in the prepaid envelope provided and pop it in the post. Now you can sit back and relax - we'll let you know when your results are ready.

Using our blood sample kit

What's in this test kit?

Sterile swabs
Safety lancets
Plasters
Prepaid return envelope
Blood collection instructions
Blood collection bottle
  • Sterile swabs

  • Safety lancets

  • Plasters

  • Prepaid return envelope

  • Blood collection instructions

  • Blood collection bottle

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Vitamin B12 Test

£38.00