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Vitamin B 12 Test Overview

Vitamin B 12 test meashures Vitamin B12 in the blood of the patient. Vegetarians are at risk of deficiency of Vitamin B12 as there are no plant sources of Vitamin B12. Vitamin B12 is important for formation of blood cells, brain health, energy production during carbohydrate, fat and protein metabolism and is essential for proper nerve functioning. Vitamin B12 and folate are the two vitamins that must be supplied in the diet as they cannot be produced in the body. 
Vitamin B12 deficiency can occur due to dietary issues and antibodies towards Intrinsic factor which helps in absorption of Vitamin B12

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Summary Price Of Vitamin B 12 Test

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The cost of Vitamin B 12 Test in India varies as per the city in India.

The average price of Vitamin B 12 Test ranges from ₹200 to ₹1250.

The price for the test in the following cities is:

  • Chennai: ₹1,150
  • Delhi: ₹1,000
  • Mumbai: ₹1,150
  • Pune: ₹1,000

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This profile is advised to recognize the food item causing symptoms due to intolerance. Complete removal/ decrease consumption/ rotation of the particular food causing intolerance from the individual’s diet can rectify the condition and improve quality of life. This particular test gives a list of food items which has to be either completely avoided or to be eaten with moderation.

Vitamin B12 along with folate is useful in monitoring the effectiveness of treatment in B12 and folate deficiencies. Homocysteine and methylmelonic acid (MMA) are also  beneficial to help detect B12 and folate deficiencies. Holotranscobalamin (Active Vitamin B12) is considered as a better marker of vitamin B12 deficiency in alcoholics. To identify the potential cause of vitamin B12 malabsorption, it is recommended to follow-up with a test for antibodies to intrinsic factor (IFBA / Intrinsic Factor Antibody, Serum).

Vitamin b 12 test requires a blood sample. A tourniquet (elastic) band is placed tightly on the upper arm. The patient is then asked to make a fist. This helps in the build-up of blood filling the veins. The skin is disinfected before needle insertion and the blood sample is collected in vacutainer

High levels of Vitamin B12 may be seen in Kidney failure, Diabetes, Liver disease and with intake of Vitamin C/Vitamin A/Estrogens. 
Low levels of Vitamin B12 may be seen in Anemia, Hyperthyroidism, worm infestation, pregnancy, smoking, hemodialysis, intake of aspirin/anticonvulsants/colchicine/ethanol/contraceptive hormones and multiple myeloma

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