You'll receive it via email within 60 seconds of your order unless it requires additional processing (only very complex orders do).
When will my results be available?
Many general wellness test results are usually available online within 2-3 business days. However, some tests will require additional time for processing. You'll immediately receive an email notification when your results are available.
Do you notify my insurance company?
We do not share your results with your physician, insurance company, or any other third party.
The Vitamin B12 test is used to aid in the diagnosis of anemia, determine overall nutritional health and screen for folate deficiency.
Folic acid deficiency is common in pregnant women, alcoholics, patients with diets that do not include raw fruits and vegetables, and people with structural damage to the small intestine. The most reliable and direct method of diagnosing folate deficiency is the determination of folate levels in both erythrocytes and serum. Low folic acid levels, however, can also be the result of a primary Vitamin B12 deficiency that decreases the ability of cells to take up folic acid. Vitamin B12 is decreased in pernicious anemia, total or partial gastrectomy, malabsorption and certain congenital biochemical disorders.
Significant deviations from the normal range may require further evaluation by your physician.
Alternative Name(s): Cobalamin, Vitamin B12/Folic Acid
Folate; Vitamin B12.
Some tests in this panel may exhibit interference when sample is collected from a person who is consuming a supplement with a high dose of biotin (also termed as vitamin B7 or B8, vitamin H or coenzyme R). Patient should be cautioned to stop biotin consumption at least 72 hours prior to the collection of a sample. Estimated turnaround for results is 3 business days. If confirmation testing is required, the estimated time may be extended.