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Vitamin D (25-Hydroxy) & Vitamin B12 in Chennai

Also known as 25-OH vitamin D, Calcidiol, Cyanocobalamin, Methylcobalamin, Cobalamin
Vitamin D (25-Hydroxy) & Vitamin B12 in Chennai Includes 2 testsView All
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Blood
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Male, Female
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  1. No special preparation is required.

Understanding Vitamin D (25-Hydroxy) & Vitamin B12 in Chennai


What is Vitamin D (25-Hydroxy) & Vitamin B12 in Chennai?

The Vitamin D (25-Hydroxy) & Vitamin B12 package helps measure vitamin D and B12 levels in the blood at an affordable price in Chennai with Tata 1mg labs. Vitamin D is a fat-soluble and essential nutrient that helps the body maintain strong bones & teeth and a healthy immune system. On the other hand, vitamin B12 is vital for healthy brain and nerve functions, energy production, and red blood cell formation. 

The Vitamin D (25-Hydroxy) & Vitamin B12 package is used to detect disorders associated with vitamin D and B12 deficiencies. However, your doctor can also suggest this test package to monitor the treatment efficacy of vitamin supplements and to manage your condition better.

What does Vitamin D (25-Hydroxy) & Vitamin B12 measure?

Contains 2 tests

The Vitamin D (25-Hydroxy) & Vitamin B12 package is tailored to analyze the levels of two important vitamins in your body: vitamin D (25-OH) and vitamin B12. Vitamin D is an essential nutrient that can be synthesized in the body upon healthy exposure to sunlight or absorbed from dietary sources. Vitamin B12 is necessary for various health aspects, such as maintaining a healthy nervous system, making red blood cells, and creating the genetic material of our cells. 

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Vitamin B12

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.

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Vitamin D (25-Hydroxy)

The Vitamin D (25-Hydroxy) test measures the levels of vitamin D in the body. It is an essential nutrient that can be synthesized in the body upon healthy exposure to sunlight or absorbed from dietary sources. It majorly exists in two forms: Vitamin D2 (ergocalciferol) and Vitamin D3 (cholecalciferol). Vitamin D2 is present in plants, such as yeast or mushrooms, and is available as a supplement in fortified foods, and vitamin D3 is found in foods like cheese, green vegetables, mushrooms, egg yolks, and fatty fish.

Both forms of vitamin D (D2 and D3) need to undergo some chemical changes before being available for use in the body. These chemical changes take place in the liver or kidneys. The liver converts vitamin D to 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25-OH vitamin D). The Vitamin D (25-Hydroxy) test measures the level of this 25-OH vitamin D as it is the primary form of vitamin D that circulates in the blood.

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Answers to Patient Concerns & Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Vitamin D (25-Hydroxy) & Vitamin B12 in Chennai


Frequently Asked Questions about Vitamin D (25-Hydroxy) & Vitamin B12 in Chennai

Q. What is the right time to get the Vitamin D (25-Hydroxy) & Vitamin B12 package done?

This package can be done at any time of the day. However, It is advised that you stop taking vitamin D and vitamin B12 supplements at least 24 hours before the test to get accurate results.

Q. How is the Vitamin D (25-Hydroxy) & Vitamin B12 package 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. Are there any risks associated with the Vitamin D (25-Hydroxy) & Vitamin B12 package?

No, usually, there are no risks associated with this package. The blood sample is withdrawn with the help of a needle, and the process is fairly fast and relatively painless. Very rarely, you may experience excessive pain, bleeding, hematoma (blood collection under the skin), bruising, or infection at the site of the needle prick. Consult the doctor if you experience any of these.

Q. Is the Vitamin D (25-Hydroxy) & Vitamin B12 package available for booking in Chennai near me?

Yes, Tata 1mg Labs offers the Vitamin D (25-Hydroxy) & Vitamin B12 package in Chennai near you. The package is easy to book, is affordable, and comes with a comprehensible report.

Q. Is the home sample collection facility available for the Vitamin D (25-Hydroxy) & Vitamin B12 package in Chennai?

Yes, Tata 1mg Labs offers a home sample collection facility for the Vitamin D (25-Hydroxy) & Vitamin B12 package in Chennai. You can also select the date and time for sample collection and schedule the package at your convenience.

Q. How can I schedule the Vitamin D (25-Hydroxy) & Vitamin B12 package with Tata 1mg Labs in Chennai?

If you want to schedule the Vitamin D (25-Hydroxy) & Vitamin B12 package with Tata 1mg Labs in Chennai, 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 price of the Vitamin D (25-Hydroxy) & Vitamin B12 package in Chennai?

Tata 1mg Labs is a pocket-friendly platform for booking lab tests. In Chennai, the Vitamin D (25-Hydroxy) & Vitamin B12 package is available at an affordable price of Rs. 699.

Q. How long does Tata 1mg Labs take to provide the reports of the Vitamin D (25-Hydroxy) & Vitamin B12 package in Chennai?

At Tata 1mg Labs, we understand the importance of timely results. We strive to provide fast turnaround times for test results, allowing you to promptly get the information you need. On average, we take 18 hours to provide the reports of the Vitamin D (25-Hydroxy) & Vitamin B12 package in Chennai.
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Vitamin D (25-Hydroxy) & Vitamin B12 test price for other cities


Price inBangaloreRs. 699
Price inPuneRs. 689
Price inNew DelhiRs. 689
Price inMumbaiRs. 689
Price inHyderabadRs. 689
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References

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  4. 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
  5. Vitamin B12 or folate deficiency anemia [Internet]. NHS; 20 Feb. 2023 [Accessed 16 Mar. 2023]. Available from: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/vitamin-b12-or-folate-deficiency-anaemia/External Link
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  8. Rodriguez V, Gonzales KM, Iqbal AM, et al. PANCYTOPENIA SECONDARY TO AUTOIMMUNE VITAMIN B12 DEFICIENCY IN GRAVES DISEASE. AACE Clin Case Rep. 2020 Jun 23;6(6):e282-e285. [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
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