Who should take the test?
In the UK, up to 6% of the population under age 60 and up to 20% over age 60 do not reach the recommended intake of vitamin B12. The body needs the vitamin for various processes, for example for nerve function and cell division. Therefore, deficiency symptoms affect many areas of the body. The body can only utilize the active vitamin B12 (holotranscobalamin), which is bound to special transport molecules. Our vitamin b12 test measures your holotranscobalamin status.
The Holo-TC value detects in the early stages whether a deficiency is present or not and is therefore the most reliable and sensitive test to detect a vitamin B12 deficiency.
How does it work?
You collect the sample at home, send it back to us and we will send you your result with information about your holotranscobalamin level. You will find out whether your values are within the normal range or whether there is a deficiency.
What guidance will I get along with my results?
Your report will contain detailed information about your holotranscobalamin level and whether it is normal or too low (compared to the respective reference range for your age group). You can then discuss these results with your doctor, who can advise you on how to proceed and on the various therapy options.
Moreover, you can find more information on our website, particularly in the various test categories under “health conditions” and FAQs. If you still have questions, feel free to reach out to us via email at email@example.com.
How is my privacy protected?
Samples for our tests are collected in the privacy of your own home. Both we and our partner laboratories (which may be contracted by us to conduct some or all analyses of your test) take customer privacy very seriously. You will be the sole person with access to this information, and we guarantee that we will not disclose your information to any unauthorized third parties. Additionally, all samples will be disposed of after analysis.