B12 Status Panel
This panel contains the following tests:
• Vitamin B12
B12 and folic acid blood testing help doctors diagnose central nervous system disorders, anemia, and malabsorption syndromes. B12 and folic acid also play an important role in energy level, muscle strength, and memory. Primary food sources for B12 and folate include egg yolks, beef, poultry, and fish. Methylmalonic Acid (MMA) found in the urine is often associated with the early stages of B12 deficiency. An 8 to 12 hour fast is required for this blood test. However, drink plenty of water and take medications as prescribed.