Collection Method


Kit Requirements

SST Serum (Fasting)

Turn Around Time

48 hours Turnaround times are estimates


Sample Report


Vitamin B12 and folate are both part of the B-complex group of vitamins. Vitamin B12 is found in animal products, so vegetarians or vegans may be more at risk of deficiency. Vitamin B12 has a role in neurological health and a deficiency state may affect cognitive wellbeing.

Vitamin B12 and Folate assessment may be important for a practitioner who is trying to establish the cause of anaemia or neuropathy in their patient. It may also be useful if the practitioner is wanting to assess overall nutritional status.

Some practitioners may use this test to monitor the effectiveness of treatment for Vitamin B12 or folate deficiency.


  • Active Vitamin B12
  • Serum Folate

Test Method

Automated chemistry

Common Conditions

  • Other Health Conditions
    • Common Conditions
    • Confusion
    • Dizziness
    • Fatigue
    • Irritability
    • Malnutrition/Malabsorption
    • Mental and Behavioural changes
    • Paranoia
  • Mental and Emotional Health
    • Depression
  • Energy and Fatigue
    • Weakness

Notice To Patients

NutriPATH practices in the usual practitioner-referral system for pathology laboratories. Patients are highly recommended to seek the supervision and guidance of a qualified healthcare practitioner for the interpretation of any lab results and associated information. NutriPATH can offer assistance in locating a suitable practitioner.

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How it works

Step 1

Order test

Your referring practitioner will place this order via their online portal.

Step 2

Collect Samples

A test kit will be dispatched to you and you can conveniently collect your sample in the comfort of your home.

Step 3

Return Samples

Return samples for analysis via the provided courier packaging.

Patient resources

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