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Vitamin B12

Alternative Names:B12
Laboratory:Clinical Biochemistry
Test Code:B12
Specimen Types:Serum
Container Types:
SST
Collection & Request Instructions:

B12 results should be interpreted in the clinical context and in the light of other results available; e.g. FBE and Blood Film.

Only a minority of patients with B12 levels between 130-250 pmol/L will exhibit true deficiency.

A normal value does not exclude deficiency if there is a high index of suspicion clinically.

Transport Instructions between Sites and/or Laboratories:Room Temperature
Additional Notes:

Reference Range:  150—857 pmol/L

Method used is Abbott Architect(CMIA).