This finger prick test measures the active form of B12 which is the most accurate means of measuring your level of vitamin B12 (as opposed to total B12). Active B12 is the best early indicator of B12 deficiency.
Vitamin B12 (along with folate) plays an essential role in the formation of red blood cells and also has a key role in nerve health. The human body doesn’t produce Vitamin B12, so it has to be absorbed through diet. Low levels of this essential vitamin can leave you feeling tired and weak while prolonged deficiency can lead to anaemia.
By taking a home vitamin B12 blood test, you can get fast and accurate insights into your vitamin B12 levels.
If you’re experiencing a lack of energy or feelings of weakness, this test could identify whether a B12 deficiency is at the root of those issues.
By the same token, those who are simply being proactive about assessing their health and guarding against any future deficiency or anaemia will benefit from this accurate insight into existing levels.
Given that the body does not produce vitamin B12, our intake has to come from diet, a blood test to check your levels is an excellent indicator as to whether improvements might be needed to your diet in order to prevent a deficiency.
Our test is a quick and simple finger prick test carried out at home. Within a couple of days of our lab receiving your sample by post, you will have your vitamin B12 results in a simple, easy to read dashboard, where you can also track your levels over time.
Fast & accurate analysis from accredited laboratory
Tests can be done at home
Secure access to online results
Online dashboard which tracks results over time
We will send you a finger prick kit to use at home
Pop your sample in the post to us using a pre-paid envelope
View your results on your secure personal health dashboard
It was trying to better understand my health (and improve it) what intrigued me to take a Forth blood test. Ordering the test was easy and I received a notification email that my results were ready just 1 day after the blood sample was taken. The dashboard is pretty cool and an easy way to track how many biomarkers are in normal range, which ones need attention and finally which food types can help to optimise these biomarkers.
Test type: finger prick
Test type: finger prick
Test type: phlebotomy