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Vitamin B12 in Varanasi

Also known as Cyanocobalamin, Methylcobalamin, Cobalamin
You need to provide
Blood
This test is for
Male, Female
Test Preparation
  1. No special preparation is required.

Understanding Vitamin B12 in Varanasi


What is Vitamin B12 in Varanasi?

The Vitamin B12 test measures the level of vitamin B12 in the body and is available at an affordable price in Varanasi with Tata 1mg labs. Vitamin B12 is vital for healthy brain and nerve function, energy production, and red blood cell formation. Its deficiency can cause problems with brain and nerve functions and other health issues.  

The Vitamin B12 is suggested if you experience vitamin B12 deficiency symptoms such as weakness, mouth ulcers, appetite loss, numbness, muscle weakness, etc. It also helps to determine the response to vitamin B12 therapy in individuals with conditions like anemia. Additionally, this test is an important monitoring parameter for a healthy pregnancy. Usually, no special preparation is required for this test. You may eat and drink as per your daily routine.

What does Vitamin B12 measure?

The Vitamin B12 test measures your vitamin B12 levels. Vitamin B12 is essential for various health aspects, such as maintaining a healthy nervous system, making red blood cells, and creating the genetic material of our cells. Low vitamin B12 levels are more likely to occur in older adults, children, vegans, vegetarians, people with diabetes, individuals who underwent gastric bypass surgery, women who are breastfeeding, and in conditions that impact absorption of this vitamin, like Crohn’s disease. Higher vitamin B12 levels seen in pateint on vitamin suplement does not need treatment as excessive vitamin B12 is usually removed through the urine. However, some conditions, such as liver diseases and myeloproliferative disorders, can cause an increase in vitamin B12 levels, thereby affecting blood cell production.

Answers to Patient Concerns & Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Vitamin B12 in Varanasi


Frequently Asked Questions about Vitamin B12 in Varanasi

Q. Why is the Vitamin B12 test done?

The Vitamin B12 test is done to measure the level of vitamin B12 in the body, determine the response of vitamin B12 therapy in conditions like anemia, and monitor a pregnant woman.

Q. How is the Vitamin B12 test performed?

A phlebotomist (a trained professional to perform blood draws) will clean your skin using an antiseptic alcohol cotton swab or wipe and take blood samples from your vein using a needle. The blood sample will be stored safely and transported to the laboratory for analysis.

Q. Do I need to fast before taking the Vitamin B12 test?

No fasting is required for this test. You can schedule it at your convenience without avoiding food or water beforehand.

Q. Can I book the Vitamin B12 test in Varanasi near me?

Yes, You can book the Vitamin B12 test near you in Varanasi with Tata 1mg Labs. The test can be booked easily, is affordable, and comes with an easy-to-understand report.

Q. Is home sample collection available for the Vitamin B12 test in Varanasi?

Yes, Tata 1mg Labs offers home sample collection for the Vitamin B12 test in Varanasi. You can also choose a date and time that suits your schedule for sample collection.

Q. How can I schedule the Vitamin B12 test with Tata 1mg Labs in Varanasi?

If you want to schedule the Vitamin B12 test with Tata 1mg Labs in Varanasi, the procedure is fairly easy and hassle-free. Follow these steps to book a test: 1). Visit the Lab Tests section on the Tata 1mg website. 2). Add the test you want in the cart. 3). Pick a time and date slot according to your convenience; however, do consider the necessary prerequisites while scheduling a test. 4). You will receive a notification with all the details once the test is scheduled.

Q. What is the cost of the Vitamin B12 test in Varanasi?

Tata 1mg Labs allows you to book tests at an affordable price. In Varanasi, the Vitamin B12 test is available at a pocket-friendly budget of Rs. 319.

Q. How long does Tata 1mg Labs take to give the reports of the Vitamin B12 test in Varanasi?

At Tata 1mg Labs, we understand the importance of timely results. We strive to provide fast turnaround times for test results, allowing you to get the information you need promptly. On average, we take 36 hours to provide the reports of the Vitamin B12 test in Varanasi.
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Price inBangaloreRs. 399
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References

  1. Vitamin B12 [Prescribing Information]. FDA; Jan. 2021 [Accessed 16 Mar. 2023]. Available from: https://www.accessdata.fda.gov/drugsatfda_docs/label/2021/080737Orig1s040lbl.pdfExternal Link
  2. Vitamin B12 or folate deficiency anemia. NHS; 20 Feb. 2023 [Accessed 16 Mar. 2023]. Available from: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/vitamin-b12-or-folate-deficiency-anaemia/External Link
  3. Duggan C, Srinivasan K, Thomas T, Samuel T, Rajendran R, Muthayya S, Finkelstein JL, Lukose A, Fawzi W, Allen LH, Bosch RJ, Kurpad AV. Vitamin B-12 supplementation during pregnancy and early lactation increases maternal, breast milk, and infant measures of vitamin B-12 status. J Nutr. 2014 May. [Accessed 16 Mar. 2023]. Available from: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3985831/#:~:text=Pregnant%20women%20in%20resource%2Dpoor,weight%2C%20and%20intrauterine%20growth%20retardation.External Link
  4. Gemici AI, Sevindik ÖG, Akar S, Tunca M. Vitamin B12 levels in familial Mediterranean fever patients treated with colchicine. Clin Exp Rheumatol. 2013. [Accessed 16 Mar. 2023]. Available from: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/24064015/External Link
  5. Rodriguez V, Gonzales KM, Iqbal AM, et al. Pancytopenia secondary to autoimmune vitamin B12 deficiency in Graves disease. AACE Clin Case Rep. 2020;6(6):e282-e285. 23 Jun. 2020 [Accessed 16 Mar. 2023]. Available from: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7685417/#:~:text=To%20describe%20a%20case%20of,to%20severe%20anemia%20and%20pancytopenia.External Link
  6. Sahu P, Thippeswamy H, Chaturvedi SK. Neuropsychiatric manifestations in vitamin B12 deficiency. Vitam Horm. 2022 [Accessed 16 Mar. 2023]. Available from: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/35337631/#:~:text=Vitamin%20B12%20deficiency%20can%20have,screening%20of%20at%2Drisk%20populations.External Link

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