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Schilling test

  • Definition
    • The Schilling can determine whether the body absorbs vitamin B12 normally. It checks for certain types of anemia that are caused by a low vitamin B12 level.

      This test is rarely, if ever, done today.

  • Alternative Names
    • Vitamin B12 absorption test

  • References
    • Antony AC. Megaloblastic anemias. In: Hoffman R, Benz EJ Jr, Silberstein LE, Heslop HE, Weitz JI, Anastasi J, eds. Hematology: Basic Principles and Practice. 6th ed. Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier Saunders; 2013:chap 37.

      Hogenauer C, Hammer HF. Maldigestion and malabsorption. In: Feldman M, Friedman LS, Brandt LJ, eds. Sleisenger and Fordtran's Gastrointestinal and Liver Disease. 10th ed. Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier Saunders; 2016:chap 104.