Vitamin B12 & Folic Acid

Anemia, Vitamin B12 & Folic Acid Tests

Deficiency can be detected in routine blood work assessing Red Blood Cells , B12 & Folic Acid Levels.  A diagnosis of pernicious anemia ( B12 deficiency anemia)  is based on the presence of megaloblastic anemia.  Megaloblastic anemia is positive with  high MCV and  normal MCHC ,  the frequent presence of ovalocytes on the blood smear and  hypersegmented neutrophils.  Further gastroscopy & biopsy is required to determine if  atrophic gastritis Type A ( which leads to reduction of instrisic factor needed to absorb B 12)  is the cause .

If you are prone to anemia or are a vegetarian annual screening is recommended.

B12 & Folic Acid Injections

This is a treatment to promote optimal levels of B12 and folic acid.  These nutrients are vital to optimal fetal development, liver function, attention & concentration, energy among many more.

Highlight: Treatment for those who are deficient in Vitamin B12 & Folic Acid

Functional Assessment of: Blood Group Type to assist the determination of optimal nutritional plan.

Indicated For: Individuals who wish are deficient in Vitamin B12 & Folic Acid and who may have digestive weakness that reduces absorption of these nutrients.

FAQs Vitamin B12 (Pernicious Anemia) & Folic Acid Deficiency

Fee Schedule:

45

Prepayment B12 and folic acid Panel:

90 for 3 treatments

150 for 6 treatments

Patient Preparation:

Fasting for 6-8 hours before sample collection may be required.