Vitamin - B12 - Serum

Vitamin - B12 - Serum


Vitamin B-12 is an important vitamin in the body. It helps in blood cell production, and proper nerve functioning. Vitamin B-12 test checks the amount of B-12 in your blood 

This Test Includes

Vitamin - B12

Test Instructions

Total parameters available: 1

Parameter Names:

  • Vitamin - B12 - Serum

Test Instructions/Precautions:

  • Alcohol: Please abstain from alcohol before the test
  • Medication :Any pre-existing medication should only be stopped after consultation with the referring Physician


Soft Copy (Portal/Email) : If the sample is collected before 12 noon then the report will get delivered as per Reporting Time / Maximum TAT (Turn Around Time) indicated with the test. For samples collected after 12 Noon, 12 hours may be added to the Report Turn Around TimeHard Copy : Delivered at home upon request. A small convenience fee may apply.

Why it is Done

Vitamin B12 is routinely done in people who have risk factors for its deficiency like:
Strict vegetarians
Previous gastric bypass surgery
Elderly people
Breast feeding mothers
People suffering from diabetes
It is recommended in people having symptoms like numbness or tingling in the arms and legs, weakness, loss of balance, confusion and memory problems.

What is this test

Vitamin B-12 test checks the amount of B-12 in your blood. This test is routinely done to check for deficiency of the vitamin in the body.