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Test Code: B12 Preferred Name Vitamin B12

No
N/A
Daily
N/A
Medicare Item with conditions - see General notes
N/A

Test Tubes

ImageSpecimen TypeSpecimen VolumeTube Type
Blood (Adult)5mLSST with gel 8.5 mL (Dark Yellow Top)
Blood (Paediatric)600µLSST with gel 600 uL Paed (Red or Yellow top)
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Subject to Medicare Rule 25 - Item 66838 is rebateable not more than once in a 12 month period.

Vitamin B12 is the first line test. Active B12 (holotranscobalamin) will only be preformed if the Total b12 is <251 pmol/L.

Please note: this test is currently performed in Clinical Chemistry.

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