Vitamin B12/ Cobalamine

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Test Description

Vitamin B12 and folate are separate tests often used in conjunction to detect deficiencies and to help diagnose the cause of certain anemias, such as pernicious anemia, an autoimmune disease that affects the absorption of B12.

Symptoms are :   Diarrhea

Dizziness

Fatigue, muscle weakness

Loss of appetite

Pale skin

Rapid heart rate, irregular heartbeats

Shortness of breath

Sore tongue and mouth

 

Certain foods can travel through your intestines very fast and aggravate your digestion, or worsen diarrhea in other ways. Avoid the following for diarrhea relief: Fatty Foods These include fried foods and foods that are greasy or covered in gravy, which can make diarrhea worse. 

Wash your hands before every meal and after using the bathroom. You should also wash your hands after changing diapers, playing with pets, and handling money. Spend at least 20 seconds lathering your hands with soap before rinsing, and don't forget to scrub under your fingernails. Viruses that commonly cause diarrhea (especially in kids) include rotavirus, norovirus and adenovirus. Common bacterial causes of diarrhea include salmonella, campylobacter, shigella, E. coli. and C. Difficile. Protozoa such as cryptosporidium, giardia, and entamoeba can also cause diarrhea. Don't overdo it with the alcohol-based antibacterial hand sanitizer because it can create highly resistant bacteria called super-bugs, which can cause more serious infections.

Test Method 1 : The test requires a blood sample, which is drawn through a needle from a vein in your arm. 

Report available : Turn around time is 48 hours. 

For people with high levels of B-12, treatment involves adjusting your diet. This may mean eating less animal products like meats, dairy, and seafood. 

If you're diagnosed with a B-12 deficiency, the goal of treatment is to increase your level of vitamin B-12. Your treatment may include: 

vitamin B-12 injection, with more frequent injections for those with severe deficiencies

daily vitamin B-12 supplements, such as Cyanocobalamin, which is a manmade vitamin B-12

regular administration of liquid B-12 through the nose

adhering to a diet rich in vitamin B-12

A person have the following symptoms should get this done : Diarrhea

Dizziness

Fatigue, muscle weakness

Loss of appetite

Pale skin

Rapid heart rate, irregular heartbeats

Shortness of breath

Sore tongue and mouth

 

Gender : Mainly occurs in children and women . Specially pregnant women. 

Age : Mainly occurs at the age of 5 to 40 years. 

Socio Geographic : It is predominant all over the world. 

Liver, spleen, stomach, skin
Pernicious anemia, Celiac disease, Inflammatory bowel disease