Vitamin B12 and Folate

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Vitamin B12 and Folate tests measure the levels of these two essential vitamins in the blood, helping to detect potential deficiencies. Deficiencies can cause a range of health problems, such as anemia, fatigue, memory issues, and brain fog. B12 is mainly found in animal products, while Folate is found in dark green leafy vegetables and fortified foods. Testing for these vitamins is necessary to maintain health and well-being.

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Description

Vitamin B12 and Folate tests are used to assess an individual’s health by measuring the levels of these two vital vitamins in their bloodstream. Vitamin B12 and Folate are essential for many biological processes, including the production of red blood cells and the metabolism of carbohydrates and proteins. Low levels of either vitamin can lead to health problems such as anemia, fatigue, memory problems, and brain fog.Vitamin B12 is primarily found in animal products such as meat, poultry, eggs, and dairy. Those who are vegetarian or vegan may be at risk for B12 deficiency, as well as people with digestive disorders such as Celiac disease, Crohn’s, or ulcerative colitis. Deficiency in B12 can also occur naturally due to aging or due to taking certain medications.Folate, or vitamin B9, is mainly found in dark green leafy vegetables, legumes, and certain fortified foods like cereals. Deficiency in Folate can occur due to inadequate dietary intake, certain medical conditions such as Celiac Disease or Crohn’s, as well as the use of certain medications. Folate deficiency can lead to anemia, fatigue, and poor cognitive functioning.Both vitamins B12 and Folate tests are used to evaluate individuals’ vitamin levels, which can help detect deficiencies and allow for prompt treatment. Testing for these vitamins is important to ensure optimal health and well-being.

FAQ's

AM I REQUIRED TO FAST?

You must fast at least twelve (12) hours prior to having your specimen collected.

IS A DOCTOR’S ORDER REQUIRED?

YES!

HOW LONG UNTIL MY RESULTS COME BACK?

LabCorp Not using insurance: Test results generally take between 24 to 72 business hours after your specimen is collected. If using insurance, the results may take longer.

Quest Diagnostics: Could take up to 10 business days.

Insurance Lab Requisition: Time frame varies depending on state.

DO I NEED TO MAKE AN APPOINTMENT TO HAVE MY LABS DRAWN?

You can walk in for same day testing at certain locations BUT we always recommend making an appointment at your lab location of choice to ensure you are seen in a timely fashion due to fasting.

You can walk in for same day testing at certain locations BUT we always recommend making an appointment at your lab location of choice to ensure you are seen in a timely fashion due to fasting.

Viking sends a copy of your Blood Test Order (Lab Requisition), electronically, to LabCorp or Quest depending on the choice you made.  A copy of the Blood Test Order will be sent to you via email. Please allow 24 hours or one business day for our staff to process your request.   It would be wise to bring the order with you to the lab as a reference when you arrive for your Lab appointment.

Make your appointment for a “Lab Draw” at your lab of choice.

LabCorp Locations and contact information: LabCorp Locations

Quest Locations and contact information: Quest Locations

HOW CAN I RECEIVE MY RESULTS?

Viking follows all HIPAA guidelines and state regulations regarding distribution of test results. You can choose to have your test results emailed or faxed. Patients can also create a patient portal via LabCorp/Quest and have access to their results online.

IF I HAVE QUESTIONS ABOUT MY TEST RESULTS, WHO SHOULD I CONTACT?

We recommend setting up a consultation via our website with our VIKING medical staff.  https://vikingalternative.com/schedule-consultation