YOUR REPORT IS IN AN EASY TO UNDERSTAND FORMAT WITH A DETAILED BREAKDOWN OF RESULTS, WHAT THEY MEAN & THE NEXT STEPS.

Vitamin B12

Available at selected stores.*

R300.00

WHAT?

A Vitamin B12 laboratory test using a blood sample collected at selected Clicks Clinics. Results are provided within 24 hours of the sample reaching the laboratory.

WHY?

This test checks your vitamin B12 levels, crucial for functions like making red blood cells, DNA, and nerves. Since the body can’t make B12, we need it from animal foods or supplements. Foods like dairy, eggs, fish, meat, and chicken are rich in B12. Vegans and vegetarians may need supplements.

WHO & WHEN?

If you have a vitamin B12 deficiency, you could become anaemic. This can result in symptoms including:

  • Weakness, tiredness, or lightheadedness
  • Heart palpitations and shortness of breath
  • Pale skin
  • A smooth tongue
  • Constipation, diarrhoea, loss of appetite, or flatulence
  • Nerve problems like numbness or tingling, muscle weakness, and problems walking
  • Vision loss
  • Mental problems like depression, memory loss, or behavioural changes

As you age, your body’s ability to absorb vitamin B12 decreases and heavy drinking can exacerbate this problem. Risk factors that may lead to a vitamin B12 deficiency:

  • Atrophic gastritis, a condition in which your stomach lining is inflamed
  • Pernicious anaemia, a type of anaemia caused by vitamin B12 deficiency
  • Crohn’s disease or celiac disease, causing inflammation of your intestine
  • Immune system disorders eg. Graves’ disease or lupus
  • Taking medications that interfere with the absorption of vitamin B12, including some heartburn medicines such as proton pump inhibitors, H2 blockers and certain diabetes medicines

HOW?

  1. Purchase this test (add to cart at the top of the page).  Note this is a virtual product and it is NOT shipped.
  2. Book your sample collection at select Clicks Clinics (you don’t pay for the sample collection service)
  3. Bring the receipt for this test to your selected Clicks Clinic appointment.  A trained phlebotomist will collect your sample and send it directly to the BioSmart pathology laboratory for analysis.
  4. After that, you’ll receive the results via email.

The analysis will determine the levels of:

Blood is tested to determine vitamin B12 levels.

Your vitamin B12 health report will come in an easy-to-understand format, what the result means and your next steps.

PLEASE NOTE: This product is not intended to compensate for diagnosis, treatment, cure, or mitigation of medical conditions. If you or a family member is experiencing any health-related problems, you should obtain medical advice from a certified health professional as this device may be harmful to your health. You are therefore advised to use this product with caution.

Blood Sample Collection at Participatingstores.

Any questions? We can help:

Call us on 021 180 4707

WhatsApp us on 082 637 7631

Email us at info@biosmart.com

Or chat via the website