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Vitamin B12

Alias: N/A

Discipline: Clinical Chemistry

Test information: To help diagnose the cause of anaemia or neuropathy (nerve damage), to evaluate nutritional status in some patients, to monitor effectiveness of treatment for B12 or folate deficiency.

Specimen Type(s)
  • Blood;
Other Acceptable Specimen Type(s)
N/A
Specimen Container - Adult
  • Gold Top SST BD;
Specimen Container - Paediatric
  • Clear - Plain;
Analytes
  • N/A;
Part of a test profile?
No
Volume (min) of sample to be sent to laboratory
4ml
Patient Preparation, Sample Handling and Transport
N/A
Maximum add on time
Less than 32 hours
Units and Reference Ranges / Interpretation
RR for Male and Female
<1y - 259-1576 ng/L
1-8y - 283-1613 ng/L
9-13y - 252-1125 ng/L
14-16y - 244-888 ng/L
17-18y - 203-811 ng/L
19 years and above - 187-883 ng/L
UKAS number
8869
UKAS accredited test?
Yes
Comments
N/A

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Last updated: 03-05-2024