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Vitamin B12 and Folates Blood Test

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Description

Use:

This anemia blood test and B12 deficiency test is useful in assessing an individuals nutritional status or to evaluate the cause of anemia.

 

Vitamin B12 is a collection of molecules found in the body. Vitamin B12 is important for the normal functioning of the brain and nervous system and for the formation of blood. It is normally involved in the metabolism of every cell of the body, especially affecting the DNA synthesis and regulation but also fatty acid synthesis and energy production.

 

A deficiency in B12 can also result in varying degrees of neuropathy, nerve damage that can cause tingling and numbness in the patientâ€s hands and feet. Folic acid (folate) is a form of the water-soluble Vitamin B9.

 

Folic acid is necessary for the production and maintenance of new cells, which is especially important during periods of rapid cell division and growth such as infancy and pregnancy. Folate is needed to replicate DNA. Thus folate deficiency hinders DNA synthesis and cell division, affecting most clinically the bone marrow, a site of rapid cell turnover. Fasting is preferred prior to testing.

 

Recommended For:
Pregnancy ante-natal work-up, diagnosing and monitoring treatment of anaemia, suspected folate/B12 deficiency, strict vegetarians.


Special Notes:
No special preparation is necessary prior to blood sample collection.

 

Tests Included:

Vitamin B12 and Folates - TC - 7065

 

Estimated Turn Around For Results:

2-10 Business Days
For an exact turnaround time for results, please contact us at Personalabs and we will contact the lab on your behalf as turnaround times vary depending on testing location or lab testing provider.

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REFUND POLICY

  • To be able to use our service you must abide by our Refund Policy.
  • Refunds are only permitted prior to submission of specimens for testing.
  • You may request to cancel your lab order within seven (7) days of the date of purchase to receive a refund.
  • Your refund will be reduced by $15 to cover the cost of the doctor's order as well as the cost of processing your request to charge and refund your credit card.
  • No refunds are given after seven (7) days.
  • However, a credit can be issued to your account, less the $15 fee, and can be used towards your next order.
  • After visiting the lab and having your blood drawn, no refund can be made.
  • If for any reason Personalabs is unable to process your specimen, you will receive a full (100%) refund for the test(s) not performed.
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REFUND PROCEDURE

  • To process your refund, you must first request via email by selecting “Send a Message” on the Contact Us tab section.
  • Please provide your Order information and reason for the refund.
  • Please allow 24 to 72 hours to process your claim.
  • After we accept your refund request, you will be issued a refund via the same payment method originally used to place the order (Debit Card, Credit Card, HSA or PayPal).
  • The refund amount will be composed of the original purchase price minus $15 of your original charge to cover the cost of the doctor's order as well as the cost of processing your request to charge and refund your credit card.
  • You will be sent an email confirming receipt of the return and your credit.
  • Please allow 3-5 business days to reflect in your account.

 

Calcium PTH Interpretation
Normal Normal Calcium regulation system functioning OK
Low High PTH is responding correctly; may run other tests to check for other causes of hypocalcemia
Low Normal or Low PTH not responding correctly; probably have hypoparathyroidism
High High Parathyroid gland producing too much PTH; may do imaging studies to check for hyperparathyroidism
High Low PTH is responding correctly; may run other tests to check for non-parathyroid-related causes of elevated calcium
Normal High Mild hyperparathyroidism

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