Vitamin B12 is a so-called essential vitamin. This means that the body cannot produce it or cannot produce it to a sufficient degree by itself. Vitamin B12 can be produced in very small amounts by bacteria in the small intestine. Without a regular supply of vitamin B12 via food, human health can be adversely affected. Tiredness, exhaustion, headaches, difficulty concentrating, digestive problems and depression can all be signs of a low vitamin B12 level. People with high stress levels, vegans, vegetarians, pregnant women and seniors all have an increased risk of vitamin B12 deficiency.
Vitamin B12 is involved in cellular energy production and can thus support physical performance.
Test your vitamin B12 levels easily and conveniently from home!
The cerascreen® Vitamin B12 Test is a sample submission kit for at-home use. The test is used to determine the concentration of vitamin B12 and to monitor the holotranscobalamin vitamin B12. The Vitamin B12 test includes free return mailing and evaluation in our specialised diagnostics laboratory as well as a detailed results report. Receive your results within 3-4 business days after the sample has arrived in the laboratory.
Determine your vitamin B12 balance conveniently at home
Quick: Only takes a few minutes
Pain-free and easy to perform at home
No doctor's appointment necessary
Detailed results report
Phone hotline with experts
Free analysis in the specialised diagnostic laboratory within days
Your personal test results
As soon as your sample has been evaluated, you will be able to view your individual results report in the my cerascreen® mobile app or our secure online customer area where you can also print the report.
Result of laboratory analysis: These are your blood levels of Holo-Transcobalamin, the active vitamin B12.
Individualised practical recommendations: You will receive recommendations on how to improve vitamin B12 levels that are too low.
Important health information: We explain why vitamin B12 is so important and how it enters the body.
Free health advise
Do you still have questions about your test results? We offer free heatlh advice from our nutritionist by telephone— in English. During your 15 minute coaching session, our nutrition expert will explain to you not just what your results mean, but also about health in general, test taking, and answer questions about further tests. Further Information can be sent to you by Email upon request. To book our free health advise please follow the link in your results report.
Vitamin B12 is involved as a coenzyme in the following metabolic processes:
- DNA formation
- Nerve protection and regeneration
- Cell division and respiration
- Blood cell formation
- Synthesis of neurotransmitters
How the vitamin B12 test works
1. Take a blood sample
Using our test kit, you can extract a few drops of blood from your fingertip painlessly.
2. Laboratory analysis
Send your sample to our laboratory free of charge in the enclosed return mailing envelope. Your sample will be analysed in the specialised laboratory.
3. Detailed results report
You will receive your personal results as part of a detailed results report after just a few days.
Certified, reliable and accurate
We focus on delivering trustworthy and accurate results by working with the best accredited and certified laboratories that regularly participate in interlaboratory proficiency testing. Our goal is to always ensure a high level of quality and competency. All our partners are laboratories that provide extensive experience and are trusted as well as utilised by physicians all across Europe. Our setup of using anonymous Test-IDs ensures maximum data protection and privacy.
We use the highest certification standards for quality management:
- ISO 9001
- EN ISO 13485
- Interlaboratory proficiency testing
The vitamin B12 test kit consists of
- Several pages of illustrated instructions, explaining step by step how a blood sample is taken and how the test is performed
- Activation card with test ID for registration
- Disinfection cloth, swab, plaster, 2 lancets CE 0344, blood collection tube, transport tubes
- Pre-addressed and pre-paid return mailing envelope, which you can use to send your blood sample back to the laboratory free of charge using Royal Mail