029 – B12 + Folate

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Cobalamin (Vitamin B12) and folate are chiefly response for DNA/RNA production as critical cofactors.

Vitamin B12 is an essential vitamin that plays a role in DNA synthesis.  As an essential vitamin it’s only obtained through the pet’s diet.  Low B12 values can indicate diet deficiency or the presence of disease that inhibits absorption. VDI provides patient-specific dosing guidelines to get patients to normal.

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Additional information

Species

Canine, Feline

Patient Status

Acutely Ill, Apparently Healthy

Test

Folate (Fol), Vitamin B12 (B12)

Specimen Type

Serum (Frozen or Dry)

Dry Serum Volume

1 Well

Fasting

Recommended: 8hr