Vitamin B12, Active (Holotranscobalamin)

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    blood sample




    Age group

    Above 10 years

    Vitamin B12, active (Holotranscobalamin) test helps to diagnose the cause of anemia. It also helps to determine the cause of neuropathy. It evaluates the nutritional status of an individual. It helps to monitor the effectiveness of the treatment given for Vitamin B12 deficiency. The Vitamin B12, active (Holotranscobalamin) test is done: • To detect Vitamin B12 deficiency anemia • To detect any kind of nerve damage (neuropathy) • To evaluate nutritional status in an individual • To monitor the effectiveness for Vitamin B12 deficiency treatment

    faqFrequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

    Frequently asked questions

    To take the blood sample, a tourniquet (elastic) band is placed tightly on the upper arm. The patient is asked to form a fist. This helps in the buildup of blood filling the veins and it becomes easy to collect the blood. The skin is cleaned before inserting the needle in the vein in order to prevent bacteria from entering. After cleaning, the needle is inserted into the vein in the arm and the blood sample is collected in the vacutainer.
    The conditions that may interfere with absorption of Vitamin B12 include pernicious anemia, celiac disease, topical sprue, inflammatory bowel disease, bacterial overgrowth, presence of parasites, long term use of anta-acids leading to a reduction in the production of acid by the stomach, gastric bypass surgery of stomach, and pancreatic insufficiency.
    High levels of Vitamin B12 are uncommon. However, in some conditions, the levels of Vitamin B12 can rise. These conditions include diabetes, heart failure, obesity, AIDS, chronic myeloproliferative neoplasm, or severe liver disease.
    Yes, ingestion of vitamins such as Vitamin C or Vitamin A can also raise the levels of Vitamin B12. Ingesting estrogens can also increase the levels of Vitamin B12.
    Depending upon which cause is suspected by the doctor, other tests can be advised. For example: to diagnose pernicious anemia, intrinsic factor antibody, and parietal cell antibody test can be advised.
    Yes, please inform your doctor if you are taking any medicines or supplements as it might interfere with the test results.

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    The information mentioned above is meant for educational purposes only and should not be taken as a substitute to your Physician’s advice. It is highly recommended that the customer consults with a qualified healthcare professional to interpret test results