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What is the test to check vitamin complex deficiency?

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What is the test to check vitamin b complex deficiency? Thanks
JA: What are all the symptoms you're experiencing (e.g. loss of appetite, fever, rash)?
Customer: Numbness in legs, arms and face
JA: What seems to make the symptoms worse or better? Have you noticed any swelling?
Customer: No swelling
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: Had surgery last august 2016- excision of big lipoma in right thigh.
Submitted: 1 month ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Mo replied 1 month ago.

Hi, Dr. Mo here with JA. Please let me review the information and I'll reply shortly.

Expert:  Dr. Mo replied 1 month ago.

The main vitamin B deficiency is B12 so we test for B12 deficiency.

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
How do we test B12 deficiency? Thanks
Expert:  Dr. Mo replied 1 month ago.

there is blood test that you can do and it checks your B12 level. It's incredibly rare to be deficient but the blood test can check for it. We also always test for folic acid levels at the same time we test for B12 level.