This test measures vitamin B12 and folate (folic acid) which are essential water-soluble vitamins. It also includes ferritin, an important measure of iron stores in the body. This test can help diagnose anaemia.
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This test will measure your Ferritin levels. Ferritin stores iron in the body. Ferritin is tested to identify the storage capacity of iron in the body.
Vitamin B12 is essential for the production of red blood cells which carry oxygen around the body. Prolonged deficiency of vitamin B12 can also cause nerve damage. It is almost only found in meat and animal food products. This test measures the level of unbound or active B12 which is available for your cells. Low levels cause fatigue and low energy levels. Raised levels can be due to a blood or liver disorder.
Folate or folic acid, known as vitamin B9 generates red and white blood cells. It helps to: make DNA, repair DNA, and produce red blood cells (RBCs.) Low levels cause fatigue, low energy levels, weakness, grey hair, growth problems, and pale skin.