Vitamin B12
Fasting Required: No

Specimen: Blood

Results: 3-5 Business Days

Description:
Essential component in making red blood cells, and is important for nerve cell function. Deficiency can lead to different forms of anemia, as well as impaired liver and kidney function.

Methodology:
Immunoassay (IA)

Clinical Significance:
Vitamin B12 is decreased in pernicious anemia, total or partial gastrectomy, malabsorption and certain congenital and biochemical disorders.

Alternative Name(s):
Cobalamin,Cyanocobalamin,B12

Note: Result turn around times are an estimate and are not guaranteed. Our reference lab may need additional time due to weather, holidays, confirmation/repeat testing, or equipment maintenance.