Vitamin B12 and cognitive function: OHTAC recommendation

Ontario Health Technology Advisory Committee (OHTAC)
Record ID 32014000073
Authors' recommendations: - OHTAC recommends that serum vitamin B12 testing be restricted to those with macrocytic anemia or malabsorption. - OHTAC recommends against serum vitamin B12 testing for the purpose of investigating dementia or cognitive impairment and for vague presentations such as alopecia, dizziness, and fatigue. - OHTAC recommends oral vitamin B12 be used instead of intramuscular vitamin B12 unless there is evidence of malabsorption.
Project Status: Completed
Year Published: 2013
English language abstract: An English language summary is available
Publication Type: Not Assigned
Country: Canada
MeSH Terms
  • Vitamin B 12
  • Vitamin B 12 Deficiency
  • Dietary Supplements
  • Dementia
Organisation Name: Health Quality Ontario
Contact Address: Evidence Development and Standards, Health Quality Ontario, 130 Bloor Street West, 10th floor, Toronto, Ontario Canada M5S 1N5
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