THE VITAMIN B12 AND FOLATE PATHOLOGY INVESTIGATION
THE INVESTIGATION OF ERRORS IN PATHOLOGY TESTS
FOR VITAMIN B12 AND FOLATE DEFICIENCY
BY MEANS OF MEDICAL EXPERIMENTS
B12 AND FOLATE INFORMATION
B12 NOTES
Serum B12
Tests
Treatment
Sources of Information
Suggested Reading

I suggest that, if you are looking for basic information about Vitamin B12 deficiency, you will find the following material useful as a starting point:

1. References BG1 and BG2 on the References page, Vitamin B12 Deficiency by Oh and Brown, and Laboratory Diagnosis of Vitamin B12 and Folate Deficiency by Christopher F. Snow. These are both complete introductions to diagnosis and treatment of vitamin B12 deficiency, clearly written by doctors, for patients and doctors. If your doctor is receptive, these are ones to copy for him or her.

2. Reference BK3 on the References page, Problems with the diagnosis of vitamin B12 deficiency, Perth Haematology. This briefly but clearly explains the problems of diagnosis, including details of the advantages and disadvantages of each of the available tests; another one to give to your doctor.

3. Reference BH6 on the References page, Active-B12 (holotranscobalamin), Axis Shield. The first part is a good general introduction to vitamin B12; you need to be aware that it is material from a test kit supplier, so it is promoting a product.

4. Reference BK1 on the References page, Could It Be B12? An Epidemic of Misdiagnoses, Sally M. Pacholok and Jeffrey J. Stuart. The authors expose the magnitude, causes and effects, of the problem of misdiagnosis of vitamin B12 deficiency. This book includes many examples of case histories, as well as advice on diagnosis and treatment; it is very easy to read and is highly recommended.

5. The web site of "Rose". A link to her site is on the Links page.

These sources together represent a wide spectrum of experience; doctors, researchers, nurses and patients.

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