Test Code: B12 Preferred Name Vitamin B12
Medicare Item with conditions - see General notes
|Image||Specimen Type||Specimen Volume||Tube Type|
||Blood (Adult)||5mL||SST with gel 8.5 mL (Dark Yellow Top)
||Blood (Paediatric)||600µL||SST with gel 600 uL Paed (Red or Yellow top)
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.