Sample type: Serum
Test name: Vitamin B12 a.k.a. cobalamin, B12
Condition / Indication: Determination of B12 level. DO NOT send on patients on B12 therapy.
Special precautions & notes: None.
Reference range: Note new reference ranges from 14/11/22: <100ng/L: likely deficiency, commence treatment; 100-180ng/L: possible deficiency. If clinical findings suggest deficiency consider a trial of therapy and assessment of response. Suggest consult guidelines in Remedy; 180-250ng/L: may still indicate deficiency. If strong clinical suspicion suggest discussion with a haematologist; B12 >250ng/L: vitamin B12 deficiency not likely to be present.
Container: Serum (Gold top)
Ideal volume (mL): 5 mL
Discipline: Clinical Biochemistry
Section: Automated Laboratory
Turnaround time: 3 days