We have Vitamin B12 blood testing at our Private Blood Tests London clinic for checking levels of the vitamin B12 in urine or blood. Vitamin B12 is essential for multiple functions of the body including nerve function, RBCs and DNA production.
One of the most important vitamins in the body is Vitamin B12 because this is one of the vital ingredients of cell renewal.
If your vitamin B12 levels are deficient that can result in symptoms such as headaches and tiredness, heart palpitations and shortness of breath.
We are offering all of our clients a vitamin B12 test with an extended B12 test available.
Also known as cobalamin, Vitamin B12 Is what our body uses to renew cells and maintain nerves or blood cells and bone marrow. It also has a part to play in memory retention.
Vitamin B12 is not made in the body so it has to be absorbed through food that we eat or by regular supplementation.
The NHS states that an adult aged between 19 years of age and 64 years of age should take about 1.5 microgram of this vitamin per day. These levels would not apply to children, to a woman who is pregnant or to those in older age groups. A low level of B12 is considered to be a reading of less than 200 nanograms/L
Some foods that contain high levels of B12 are:
Fruits and vegetables as well as grains do not contain B12 so for those who eat a vegan diet, deficiency in this vitamin is a very real possibility and supplements are usually advised.
Without enough vitamin B12, the ability of your body to make healthy new cells will be compromised. If your blood is tested you may be found to have a low red blood cell ratio and may be diagnosed with anaemia. Mostly the symptoms, again, will consist of things like shortness of breath and tiredness.
A deficiency in vitamin B12 deficiency might be caused by:
Yes it is, you can come and visit us at Private Blood Tests London where we can offer you two different types of vitamin B12 tests.
Select the test that you would like to undergo
Go to the Harley Street clinic for your blood draw and pay for your test in person
As soon as the results are ready, the will be sent to you by your chosen method