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Vitamin B12 Normal Range

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This blog post will walk you through: vitamin b12 normal range.

How The Test Is Performed

Nk for about 6 to 8 hours before the test. Your health care provider will tell you if you need to stop taking any medicines. Do NOT stop any medicine before talking to your provider.

Do I Need The Test?

They suspect you have a medical condition that affects how well your body absorbs B12. You have symptoms linked to low B12 levels. Without it, you can’t absorb enough vitamin B12 from food.
Among the most common are drugs to help treat gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). A blood test that checks your B12 levels can rule out or confirm that your low B12 levels may be the issu.

What Is Vitamin B12?

The body uses vitamin B12 very wisely, simultaneously using, recycling, and storing it.
In fact, a healthy person can store up to 3 – 6 years’ worth of vitamin B12 in their liver. You are at a higher risk of B12 shortage if you are:

Vegan or vegetarian [11, 12, 13]

Pregnant or breastfeeding [14, 15]

A heavy alcohol drinker [16, 17]

Obese [18, 19, 20]

Suffering from a gut disorder that reduces your ability to absorb dietary B12 (such as Crohn’s disease) [21, 22, 23]

Older, as the gut becomes less efficient at absorbing nutrients with age [24, 25, 22]

Infected with HIV/AIDS [26, 27].

Why Is A Vitamin B-12 Level Test Useful?

The vitamin B-12 level test checks how much vitamin B-12 is in the body.
They may experience movement problems in addition to delayed development. Pernicious anemia People with symptoms of pernicious anemia may also need a vitamin B-12 level test. Symptoms of pernicious anemia include: constipation

fatigue

loss of appetite

pale skin

weakness

weight loss High serum folate levels Serum folate is the level of folic acid in the blood.
They can also increase the likelihood of anemia. Symptoms of other conditions An abnormally high vitamin B-12 status can be an early sign of liver disease, diabetes, or certain types of leukemia. A doctor may use the results of a vitamin B-12 test to help form their diagnosis.