Turnaround Time: 12 hours
Type of tube needed:
- SST Serum Separated Tube
Tests included in this profile:
|Vitamin||Vitamin B12, Vitamin D, Folate|
Importance of the profile:
Vitamins and minerals are types of micronutrients — something your body needs in tiny amounts. They influence nearly every process in your body and are essential for your health.
Vitamin B12 is involved in helping the body:
- make red blood cells and keep the nervous system healthy
- release energy from food
- use folate
A lack of vitamin B12 could lead to vitamin B12 deficiency anaemia.
Vitamin D helps regulate the amount of calcium and phosphate in the body.
These nutrients are needed to keep bones, teeth and muscles healthy.
A lack of vitamin D can lead to bone deformities such as rickets in children, and bone pain caused by a condition called osteomalacia in adults.