Vitamin B-12 is essential for red blood cell production and normal brain functioning. The deficiency of Vitamin B-12 can lead to anemia and various neurological problems. Therefore, those above the age of 14 should consume more than 2.4 micrograms (mcg) of Vitamin B-12 on a daily basis. One can get Vitamin B-12 from various types of meats, but if you do not eat meat and are a vegetarian, you can obtain it from supplements. The Vitamin B12 Cyanocobalamin test at Self-Test Diagnostics gives you an exact amount of B12 present in the Blood Stream. Treatment is recommended only if the levels of B12 are tested outside the normal range. The deficiency may result in various neurological symptoms, constipation, loss of weight, and tiredness. If the levels of B12 are found to be too high, it might cause you diabetes, different ailment, or liver illness. Doctors can use our reports to see what the levels of your B12 are and identify the symptoms.
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Vitamin B12 deficiency is checked via the serum level of vitamin B12. Since folate deficiency at times causes a similar type of anemia, megaloblastic anemia, low red blood cell count with overly-large cells, doctors often test both folate and vitamin B12.
An average level of vitamin B12 is 190-950 picograms per millimeter (pg/mL). 200 to 300 pg/mL is borderline and more testing is required. Below 200 pg/mL is considered low.
B12 deficiency leads to fatigue, headaches, pale or yellow skin, depression, mental impairment, pain, and inflammation in the mouth and tongue. However, most of these symptoms are not specific to B12 deficiency, causing the condition to go undetected.