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What does a VB blood test mean ?

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Posted on Fri, 5 Dec 2014
Question: Hi
What does a VB blood test mean ?
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Answered by Dr. Ivo Ditah (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
Vitamin b12 blod test!

Detailed Answer:
Hi and than you so much for this query.

VB blood test refers to Vitamin B12 levels in blood.

I hope this helps. I wish you well. Feel free to ask for more information and clarifications if need be.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Ivo Ditah (2 hours later)
Thanks

My father is had his first treatment of folfori on Monday so we got worried that they did some bloods said all
Fine and then suddenly requested a vb blood test .

Why could that be?

I don't think
He's ever been vb deficient before but does have low iron at 10.3
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Answered by Dr. Ivo Ditah (6 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Because folfiri causes low B12 levels!

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

This test is asked to see the levels of VitB as persons on this regimen are prone to having low levels. It is for monitoring purposes only.

I hope this addresses your question. Feel free to ask for more clarifications if need be.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Ivo Ditah (1 hour later)
Thx

But he has only had. 1 session so far of folfori
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Answered by Dr. Ivo Ditah (22 hours later)
Brief Answer:
This is to know the baseline numbers!

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

The initial figures would the initial numbers would help in knowing how often to check and whether any specific action is required at this time.

I wish him well.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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What does a VB blood test mean ?

Brief Answer: Vitamin b12 blod test! Detailed Answer: Hi and than you so much for this query. VB blood test refers to Vitamin B12 levels in blood. I hope this helps. I wish you well. Feel free to ask for more information and clarifications if need be.