Schilling Test/ Vitamin B12 Absorption test.
In vivo test for pernicious anemia, vitamin B12 malabsorption, and integrity of distal small intestine; Use to assess Vitamin B12 absorption in the diagnosis of malabsorption due to the lack of intrinsic factor, a diagnostic adjunct in other defects of small intestinal absorption. Evaluate extent of Crohn’s disease in terminal ileum.Normal Range :
10% excretion in the urine of radioactive B12 indicates intact intrinsic factor function.Test Method :
Invivo radio-labelled assayRelated Tests :
Folic Acid, Intrinsic Factor Antibody, Iron and Total Iron Binding Capacity/Transferrin, Parietal Cell Antibody, Red Blood Cell Morphology, Red blood Cell Indices, Vitamin B12, Vitamin B12 Unsaturated Binding Capacity