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Anaemia is a leading cause of fatigue and lack of energy. If you're feeling tired and run-down, check your iron, folate and vitamin B12 status with our comprehensive range of anaemia blood tests.

Vitamin B12 Tests

Vitamin B12
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£39
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A blood test to measure levels of active Vitamin B12 (holotranscobalamin), essential for healthy nerves, blood cells and DNA.
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schedule 1 day turnaround

A test which measures vitamin B12 and vitamin B12 active in the blood for a thorough assessment of B12 status.
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schedule 2 day turnaround

A comprehensive investigation into vitamin B12 deficiency including vitamin B12, active B12, full blood count, folate and ferritin.
check_circle 20 tests included
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schedule 2 day turnaround

A thorough test for pernicious anaemia including vitamin B12, active B12, full blood count, folate and ferritin as well as intrinsic factor and gastric parietal antibodies.
check_circle 22 tests included
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schedule 5 day turnaround

This blood test measures active Vitamin B12 (holotrans-cobalamin) and folate (folic acid) and ferritin in the blood.
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schedule 3 day turnaround

This blood test measures active vitamin B12 (holotranscobalamin), folate (folic acid) and ferritin.
check_circle 3 tests included
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schedule 3 day turnaround
Iron Tests

Iron Status
Check

£39
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This test measures the amount of iron in the blood to help identify iron deficiency anaemia or iron overload syndrome.
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schedule 3 day turnaround

Ferritin

£39
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A blood test that measures the amount of iron stored in the body used to diagnose anaemia or iron-overload.
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schedule 1 day turnaround

A blood test that checks for causes of anaemia, which includes a full blood count and tests for iron, ferritin and the active form of vitamin B12.
check_circle 21 tests included
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schedule 4 day turnaround
About B12 & Anaemia

If you want to check out why you feel tired all the time or just want to make sure that you have sufficient levels of important dietary nutrients for energy, then an anaemia check is your first line of investigation. 

Vitamin B12 deficiency is thought to affect up to 6% of the adult population and nearer 20% of people aged over 60. Causing anaemia and nerve damage, it is important to identify vitamin B12 deficiency before it causes lasting damage. 

Vitamin B12 is vital for the formation of red blood cells; low levels can cause misshapen and enlarged red blood cells which compromise your body's ability to transport oxygen round the body. 

The most common cause of vitamin B12 deficiency is an autoimmune condition called pernicious anaemia. Other causes include lack of dietary B12 (vegans and vegetarians are particularly at risk), people on certain medications such as metformin, and people with malabsorption problems.

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