Vitamin B-12 Test

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2300+ Booked

This package covers

  • Measurement: Vitamin B12 Levels

Why should you book this package?

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Free consultations with top Doctors

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Sample pickup at home

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Online reports within 48 hours

Select mfine Lab Partner

Accreditation: NABL, ISO, CAP, ISO 27001, NGSP (for HbA1c)

Thyrocare is India's first fully automated diagnostic laboratory with a focus on providing quality care at affordable costs.

  • Centralized laboratory processing 60,000 samples daily
  • State of the art diagnostic infrastructure for accuracy & precision
  • ISO 9001:2008 and CAP (College of American Pathologists) certified

Tests Included (1)

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Vitamin B-12(1)

Process

  • A certified lab technician from mfine will be assigned for your sample collection 12-24 hours prior to your scheduled appointment
  • Samples will be collected by our lab technician at your house in the scheduled slot
  • Your reports will be uploaded on the app within 48 hours of sample collection
  • Online consultation with a senior doctor is scheduled for you along with the reports
  • Based on your results, our senior doctor will share their advice & a personalized prescription
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Vitamin B-12 Test

Thyrocare

₹ 1598 ₹ 639

Accreditation: NABL, ISO

Healthians is India’s largest provider of health test at-home service, creating a new benchmark in quality.

  • Trusted by over 600,000 households
  • 300+ trained technicians
  • 46 touch-point technology for assured quality collection & testing

Tests Included (1)

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Vitamin B-12(1)

Process

  • Healthians will allocate a certified lab technician 12-24 hours before your scheduled slot
  • Samples will be collected at your house by the Healthians phlebotimist in the scheduled slot
  • Your reports will be uploaded on the app within 48 hours of sample collection
  • Online consultation with a senior doctor is scheduled for you along with the reports
  • Based on your results, our senior doctor will share their advice & a personalized prescription
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Vitamin B-12 Test

Healthians

₹ 1600 ₹ 800

Accreditation: ISO, NABL, CAP accredited

PathCare Labs is a leading diagnostic healthcare service provider which focuses on quality, reliability and customer satisfaction.

  • 70,000 Sq ft Specialty Lab with a testing capacity of 25,000 samples per day
  • PathCare Central Lab is accredited by NABL and M-0541 and the College of American Pathologists (CAP), USA
  • 40+ Regional Labs in major cities across India.

Tests Included (1)

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Vitamin B-12(1)

Process

  • A certified lab technician from mfine will be assigned for your sample collection few hours prior to your scheduled appointment
  • Samples will be collected by our lab technician at your house in the scheduled slot
  • Your reports will be uploaded on the app within 12-24 hours after sample collection
  • Online consultation with a senior doctor will be scheduled for you along with the reports
  • Based on your results, our senior doctor will share their advice & a personalized prescription
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Vitamin B-12 Test

Pathcare

₹ 1598 ₹ 639

Vitamin B12 test

What is Vitamin B12?

Vitamin B12 is an important nutrient for the efficient functioning of the nervous system, production of blood cells and to prevent anaemia. Vitamin B12 helps in boosting energy and also prevents depression. It falls under the ‘essential vitamins’ category, which means that it cannot be produced by your body and has to be supplemented in your diet. Sources of vitamin B12 are eggs, milk, fish, chicken and dairy products. There are supplements available that can be a major source of vitamin B12 for your body. It is a water-soluble vitamin.

What are the vitamin B12 deficiency symptoms?

A Vitamin B12 deficiency leads to anaemia which occurs because of insufficient production of red blood cells in your body. Red blood cells are vital factors for supplying oxygen throughout the blood. Thus, vitamin B12 deficiency causes weakness, fatigue and tiredness. Generally, animal foods contain high amounts of vitamin B12 and thus vegans and vegetarians are more prone to get affected by vitamin B12 deficiency. Sometimes, there can be a lack of important factors that absorb vitamin B12 in your body. In that case, pernicious anaemia affects individuals. The most predominant vitamin B12 deficiency symptoms include:

“Pins and needles” in feet or hands: A constant tingling sensation in your hands or feet is one of the biggest b12 deficiency symptoms. It is caused due to nerve damage and is directly linked to the vitamin playing an important role in your nervous system.

Pale skin or Jaundice: Jaundice is a condition that is caused due to the low number of red blood cells in an individual’s body. Since red blood cells play a crucial role in maintaining the normal colour of the skin, reduced levels of RBCs in the body can lead to a pale colour which is directly related to a vitamin B12 deficiency.

Higher heart rate: In an attempt to make up for the reduced number of RBCs in the body, you may experience a faster heart rate. This is one of the biggest vitamin B12 deficiency symptoms. This is also usually accompanied with shortness of breath. Additionally, a higher heart rate links back to Anemia when your heart is pressurised to produce higher volumes of blood in the body.

Compromised oral health: A vitamin B12 deficiency also leads to various mouth problems including mouth ulcers, a swollen tongue and burning sensation in the mouth. This is caused due to the reduction in oxygen reaching the tongue due to the lesser number of RBCs in the body.

Cognitive impairment: The reduced levels of oxygen to the brain can result in cognitive impairment. Simply put, the individual will find it hard to reason and think clearly which can more than often lead to memory loss. Doctors usually connect a severe Vitamin B12 deficiency to Alzheimer's disease and dementia.

How to test for B12 deficiency?

Vitamin B12 is diagnosed by blood tests tests and exclusive test to measure the amount of vitamins in your body. You can refer to the diagnostic tests through the mfine app and book an appointment for the tests. You can also check online for the best diagnostic center in Bengaluru using mfine app and consult with best general physicians in Bengaluru. A medical professional from Thyrocare or Healthians or Pathcare will visit your doorstep to take your blood sample. The results of the test will be shared with you online and you can consult with top doctors on mfine immediately for instant chat and video consultation.