Vitamin B12 test

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If you are suffering from fatigue, brain fog, headaches or moodiness, you could be suffering from a common complaint – low Vitamin B12.

Vitamin B12 is important for red blood cell and DNA formation, as well as brain and nerve cell development. Folate is also important for red blood cell formation, and crucial in early pregnancy to reduce certain brain and spinal birth defects. It can give an indication of nutritional and/or malabsorption status.

This a simple, but important, test which can be done easily at home

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If you are suffering from fatigue, brain fog, headaches or moodiness, you could be suffering from a common complaint – low Vitamin B12.

Vitamin B12 is important for red blood cell and DNA formation, as well as brain and nerve cell development. Folate is also important for red blood cell formation, and crucial in early pregnancy to reduce certain brain and spinal birth defects. It can give an indication of nutritional and/or malabsorption status.

This a simple, but important, test which can be done easily at home

Simple, easy, convenient

Our tests deliver insights, spur actions, and empower happier, healthier lives.

This simple at-home blood test is sent to your door with full instructions on how to complete the test and send it off to our laboratory using the pre-paid envelope and packaging. 

All our blood samples are analysed at leading UK laboratories which are accredited by UKAS to ISO15189 standards reflecting the highest pathology standards. 

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HOW IT WORKS

Step 1

Order online

Use our secure ordering system to select your tests and we'll get them sent out to you the next working day

Step 2

Test at home

Do the test in the privacy of your own home. Send back to our lab for processing using the pre-paid postage label. Sit back and relax

Step 3

Receive your results

Access and review your results using our secure online portal. Get peace of mind or give yourself the power to make informed medical choices

Step 1

Order online

Use our secure ordering system to select your tests and we'll get them sent out to you the next working day

Step 2

Test at home

Do the test in the privacy of your own home. Send back to our lab for processing using the pre-paid postage label. Sit back and relax

Step 3

Receive your results

Access and review your results using our secure online portal. Get peace of mind or give yourself the power to make informed medical choices

WHY CHOOSE CHEQUP

HOW TO TAKE A BLOOD TEST AT HOME

AVOIDING COMMON ISSUES

INSUFFICIENT BLOOD

Warm your hands before you start. Stand up while collecting the blood. Hold your arm down so gravity does its thing. Gently milk your finger

 

DAMAGED BLOOD

Try not to squeeze too hard as it can damage the the blood cells. Use a new lancet on another finger to keep blood flowing naturally

 

BLOOD CLOTTING

Make sure you post your samples close to the time of collection. Avoid hot days and posting before a long holiday weekend

 

Folate, also known (vitamin B9), plays several important roles in the body, including in making DNA, which is your unique genetic code. An inadequate level of folate in the body, called folate deficiency, can lead to anaemia and other changes to your health. Anaemia may cause symptoms like weakness, fatigue, shortness of breath, and mental changes. The manufactured form of folate is called folic acid.

The body needs folate to:

Grow tissues and cells

Create, use, and break down proteins

Make DNA, the unique genetic code found in all humans cells

Form red blood cells, which transport oxygen throughout the body

During pregnancy, extra folate is needed to enable proper growth of the tissues and cells of the foetus.

Folate is naturally present in many foods, including leafy greens, citrus fruits, beef liver, nuts, and beans. In addition, a synthetic (artificially created) form of folate, folic acid, is added to many foods. Folate deficiencies are uncommon in healthy individuals who eat an adequate diet.

Unlike some vitamins that are stored in fat tissues, folate is water soluble. This means that if you consume more folate than you need, the unneeded amounts of the vitamin leave your body through your urine.

Lower than normal amount of folate in your blood can lead to problems such as anomia, low levels of white blood cells and platelets, as well as the possibility for birth defects if you are pregnant.

Maintaining adequate folate levels is very important during pregnancy because extra folate is required for the growth and development of the foetus. So, many experts recommend that all people who are pregnant take folate supplements in order to prevent folate deficiency.
Vitamin B12

Vitamin B12 and folate are part of the B vitamins group. B12 is important for red blood cell and DNA formation, as well as brain and nerve cell development. Folate is also important for red blood cell formation, and crucial in early pregnancy to reduce certain brain and spinal birth defects. It can give an indication of nutritional and/or malabsorption statuses.


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Why should I take this test?

At CheqUp we think everyone should be health positive. Whether you’re concerned about something specific or just want peace of mind, our tests are easy, fast and convenient so health isn’t something that happens to you, it’s something you control.

Our plans are simple to manage, affordable and tailored to your needs and lifestyle. You take our tests in the comfort and privacy of your own home, at a fraction of the price of most private medicals and without bothering your doctor. Check out any issues or understand how key markers can help guide your decisions and health wellbeing.

All backed-up by our friendly and efficient team. Peace of mind and the highest quality tests.

You’re always in control of your health

How do I take the test?

Taking the test is really straightforward. Just follow the step-by-step instructions which are included in your test kit or watch our short video which explains everything.

Please verify you have all the components required to complete the testing process and if you need further assistance, please contact our customer services team by email at info@chequp.com or through our webchat and we will be happy to help.

How do I register and activate my test?

Registering your test is easy.

Just visit: https://chequp.com/start - create an account and follow the steps to register your test.

You’ll need the 16-digit code on the front of your test box If you already have an account, please log into the account and on the top right corner click the "Activate Test" button.

Will there be enough blood?

If you follow the instructions in our video or in the step-by-step guide included in your kit, you will have enough blood to complete the test.

If you are struggling in collecting enough sample; jogging on the spot and increasing your heart rate will help your blood circulation, always collect from the end of your finger and hold your hand down, you can lightly squeeze your finger in a downwards motion to help with blood flow.

If you have used all three of the lancets and have still failed to collect an adequate sample please contact us via email at info@chequp.com or through our webchat for assistance.

REMEMBER: It is really important that you fill the vials to the required line.

How do I send my test back to you?

It’s really easy and everything you need is included in the kit which will be sent to your door. Please complete your testing as per the instructions included in your test kit, making sure to seal the vial and the box correctly and register all necessary details.

The test sample must be returned in the same box, with the Tracked 24 Royal Mail label provided in order for the laboratory to be able to complete the appropriate testing -please keep a record of your tracking number in case there are any issues with your delivery.

If unsure please refer to the instructions or contact customer service by email at info@chequp.com or through our webchat for assistance.

Where do I get my results?

You will be sent an email when your results are ready.

This email will contain a link to our secure results portal where all your results will be visible. It’s a simple, easy-to-use process and each biomarker contains advice on how to interpret your results.

How long can I keep the samples?

You should do the test as soon as reasonably possible. Don’t worry, nothing in the kit will go off. But we’re sure you’re keen to take control of your health and get the results as quickly as possible

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Vitamin B12 test

£39.00