Vitamin B12

Vitamins are micronutrients that are necessary for the proper development and functioning of the body. Vitamin B12, also known as cobalamin, is a water-soluble vitamin involved in metabolism. Vitamin B12 plays an essential role in red blood cell formation, cell metabolism, nerve function, and the production of DNA.

Pre – Requisites No special requirement
Sample Type Serum
Report Delivery (TAT) 24 hrs
Method CMIA

Frequently Asked Questions

Following are the symptoms of low Vitamin B12 levels :

  • Weakness, tiredness, or lightheadedness
  • Heart palpitations and shortness of breath
  • Pale skin
  • A smooth tongue
  • Constipation, diarrhea, loss of appetite, or gas

People who have undergone bariatric surgery may be at greatest risk of B12 deficiency. Other high-risk groups include those with anemia, people who restrict animal products(vegetarians, vegans, etc.), anyone who takes the diabetes drug Metformin, and elderly people.

The recommended dietary allowance for vitamin B12 is 2.4 micrograms for adults (both men and women).

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