Vitamin B12 (Cobalamin) is an important factor for the normal functioning of the central nervous system, metabolism, and the formation of red blood cells. Vitamin B12 deficiency can cause nerve damage, specific anaemia (Characterised by larger RBC cells than the normal and haemoglobin deficiency) which is called as macrocyotic anaemia.
Vitamin B12 is a water soluble vitamin and helps in the normal functioning of the brain & nervous system and formation of blood cells. It helps in the metabolism of all human body cells, hematopoiesis and normal neuronal functions.
To check for Vitamin B deficiency
This test helps to diagnose nerve damages, cause of Anaemia, monitor treatment for folate or B12 deficiency. Both low and high levels lead to several diseases.