Cyanocobalamin, also known as Cobalamin or vitamin B12, is a chemical compound that is needed for nerve cells and red blood cells, and to make DNA. It is a water-soluble organometallic compound with a trivalent cobalt ion bound inside a corrin ring.


... Why get tested?
To help diagnose the cause of anemia or neuropathy (nerve damage), to evaluate nutritional status in some patients, to monitor effectiveness of treatment for B12 or folate deficiency.

When to get tested?
When you have large red blood cells, when you have symptoms of anemia and/or of neuropathy. When you are being treated for B12 or folate deficiency.

Sample required?
A blood sample drawn from a vein in your arm
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Cyanocobalamin General Molecular formula C63H88CoN14O14P Molar ma ...
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