Vitamin B-12

Vitamin B-12

Your body needs vitamin B12 for the production of red blood cells and DNA. It is also critical for maintaining optimal function of the brain and nervous system. Vitamin B12 deficiencies can lead to digestive problems, headache and fatigue, nerve damage, mood disorders, and cognitive impairments. Long-term deficiency has been linked to megaloblastic anemia and serious neurological and neuropsychiatric conditions like dementia and schizophrenia. Early detection of a vitamin B12 deficiency is key in reversing and halting the progression of these impairments and diseases. Ichor Health offers vitamin B12 levels measurements with a simple blood serum screening.

 

Test Specifications

Know Your Risk

Common causes of vitamin B12 deficiency include:

  • Age
  • Vegetarian or Vegan Diet
  • Chronic Diseases (diabetes, kidney disease, and dementia can impair B12 absorption)
  • Certain Gastrointestinal Conditions
  • Certain Medications

If vitamin B12 deficiency is determined, early intervention is critical. Deficient levels can inform further diagnostics to evaluate the cause of the deficiency and treatment to reverse symptoms and restore optimal vitamin levels can begin.

Ichor Health Vitamin B12 Test

There are some factors that may skew your test results or make the results unhelpful. Discuss with your doctor if you:

  • Are pregnant or breastfeeding 
  • Are taking any medications
  • Are taking vitamin C in high doses
  • Consume large amount of alcohol
  • Have recently undergone other diagnostic testing that uses dyes
  • Have pernicious anemia

Standard and Advanced Testing Services

Ichor Health delivers the same level of excellence in care and reliable results for our general lab work and our enhanced screening clients. Here are the lab tests currently offered by our collections and lab services team.

What Our Clients Have To Say

We are proud of the important work we do and the impact that fast, convenient, and private lab testing services can have on the health and wellbeing of our community. We are even more proud that you don’t have to take our word for it. Here is what our clients have to say about their experience with Ichor Health:

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RELIABLE GENERAL BLOOD WORK

We offer a hybrid model of general blood work and public lab services with access to enhanced, private testing. This means that Ichor Health is positioned to provide quick, efficient, and reliable tests when your physician requires, but that we can also offer you access to tools that can provide a more advanced insight into your overall health and wellness. Here is what we offer:

On Demand Private Lab Services Across Canada

From our home bases in Calgary, Edmonton, Fort McMurray, Red Deer, Medicine Hat, and Toronto, Ichor Health provides affordable, safe, and reliable in-clinic, mobile, corporate, and pop up clinic advanced lab services to people across Canada. Visit our city links to learn more about our locations and the services offered.

FAQs

Most sources of vitamin B12 are animal products such as eggs, dairy products, meat and shellfish. There are vegan B12 supplements available for people who do not eat animal products.

 

Everyone can benefit from the insight provided by a vitamin B12 screening, especially if you are experiencing headaches and fatigue, hair loss, changes in vision, numbness or impaired mobility, irritability, depression or if you have any of the risk factors listed above.

 

If you require a specific test that isn’t on our website, we may be able to offer it to you, as long as it’s tested through a blood draw. Please email our support team using the contact form below with details of the required test. It may take a few weeks until we can quote a price for you, but we will do our best.

Your Partner In Optimal Health

Your Partner In Optimal Health

Ichor Health is committed to providing the highest level of service to our in-clinic, mobile, corporate, and rural lab service clients across Canada. We promise to continue to provide advanced solutions for testing and overall health. We will be here whenever you need lab services, wherever you need them.

Choose Ichor Health as your partner in achieving better health. Call 1-844-424-6728 or contact us online.

Tomorrow’s Advances In Health Screening Available Today

Ichor Health leverages valued partnerships with global testing technology partners to bring Canadians advanced screening tools to aid in achieving optimal health and wellness. Offered alongside excellence in delivering standard lab services, these breakthrough technologies position Ichor Health to be every Canadian’s best option for health testing and screening.

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