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Plasma holotranscobalamin compared with plasma cobalamins for assessment of vitamin B12 absorption; optimisation of a non-radioactive vitamin B12 absorption test (CobaSorb).

BACKGROUND: A recently developed non-radioactive vitamin B(12) absorption test (CobaSorb) was further explored to identify the best marker for reflection of vitamin B(12) absorption and to determine the duration of the test.

METHODS: Seventy-eight healthy individuals (age 21-81 years) were given three oral doses of 9 microg vitamin B(12) per day for 5 successive days. Non-fasting blood samples were collected on days 1 to 5 before administration of vitamin B(12) and on day 8. Cobalamins and holotranscobalamin were measured.

RESULTS: Performance of the vitamin B(12) absorption test was evaluated in individuals with holotranscobalamin or cobalamins below the 75% percentiles. We used a change greater than 2xCV(day-to-day) in holotranscobalamin (22%) and cobalamins (12%) to indicate a change caused by absorption of vitamin B(12). Among individuals with a baseline holotranscobalamin below the 75% percentile (<75 pmol/L, n=57), 98% had an increase in holotranscobalamin >22% from day 1 to day 3. In contrast, only 72% of the individuals with baseline cobalamins below the 75% percentile (<335 pmol/L, n=57) had an increase in cobalamins >12%.

CONCLUSIONS: In healthy individuals with baseline holotranscobalamin <75 pmol/L, vitamin B(12) absorption is well reflected by an increase in holotranscobalamin after 2 days administration of oral vitamin B(12).

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