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Vitamin B12 and Folate Test

$ 89.0

Vitamin B12 and folate work closely, making red blood cells and helping iron work better in your body.

Vitamin B12 and folate support many cellular functions in the body. B12 supports nerve function, and folate (aka folic acid or vitamin B9) converts carbohydrates into energy and forms DNA. Both B12 and folate are essential to red blood cell production.


The Vitamin B12 and Folate Test measures levels of vitamin B12 and folate in your blood to help identify potential vitamin deficiencies. A B12 deficiency or a folate deficiency may lead to symptoms of fatigue, weakness or anemia.


Explore other key vitamins and minerals with OnDemand’s Micronutrient Test  to get a better understanding of your nutritional status. 


Vitamin B12 and Folate Test
$ 89.0

Test Details

Sample Type: Blood
Collection Method: In person at a Labcorp location
Age: 18+
Results: 1 day from when your sample arrives at our lab
HSA/FSA: Accepted
Test must be taken by purchaser

Preparation: If you’re taking a supplement containing biotin (also called vitamin B7 or B8, vitamin H or coenzyme R), commonly found in products promoting nail, skin and hair health, it is recommended that you wait at least 72 hours from your last dose before sample collection.

What's Tested
  • Vitamin B12

    Vitamin B12 plays an essential role in red blood cell formation, cell metabolism, nerve function and more. It’s found in foods such as nutritional yeast, plant-based milks and certain cereals. When you’re deficient in vitamin B12, you may experience symptoms like fatigue, weight loss and loss of appetite. 

  • Folate

    A natural form of vitamin B9, folate helps your body make new red blood cells and DNA, and it plays an important role in a fetus’s development. It’s found in foods such as leafy greens, beans, seafood, eggs and more. When you’re deficient in folate, you may experience symptoms like fatigue and weight loss.


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  • Visit the Labcorp OnDemand website to browse and purchase laboratory tests and create your Labcorp OnDemand account. All Labcorp OnDemand testing requires a healthcare provider order; for your convenience, Labcorp OnDemand has contracted with PWNHealth LLC and its affiliated professional entities (collectively, PWNHealth) to provide healthcare provider services. Visit a Labcorp location for sample collection; or, if using an at-home kit, collect your sample yourself. We’ll let you know when your results are ready to be accessed through your Labcorp OnDemand account or through your Labcorp Patient account. 

  • Your results will be provided to you through our secure online portal to view or print. Results are also provided to PWNHealth, which provides professional healthcare provider services for OnDemand tests. If you are accessing your results through your Labcorp Patient account, all users linked to the account will have access to all OnDemand test results. Results may also be provided to a local, state, or federal health authority, but only when legally required. For example, many states require the testing laboratory and healthcare provider to report test results for certain communicable diseases, such as sexually transmitted diseases or COVID-19, to local or state health departments.  


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  • Your testing will be performed in a CLIA-certified clinical laboratory. Labcorp provides leading-edge medical laboratory tests and services through a national network of primary clinical laboratories and specialty testing laboratories. Our labs perform regular quality assurance testing to ensure our results are accurate.