PERNICIOUS ANEMIA PANEL
Vitamin B12 deficiency can be caused by many factors & a group of tests is often required to establish the correct diagnosis. Patients with pernicious anemia (PA) particularly require either massive doses of oral vitamin B12 or parenteral replacement therapy as these patients suffer from gastric mucosal atrophy, most likely caused by a destructive autoimmune process.
Overnight fasting is mandatory. Wrap sample in aluminium foil to protect from light.
Sample by Mon 9 am; Report Same day