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Ontario Health Technology Advisory Committee (OHTAC). Vitamin B12 and cognitive function: OHTAC recommendation. Toronto: Health Quality Ontario (HQO). OHTAC recommendation. 2013
- 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.
Subject indexing assigned by CRD
Cognitions; Dementia; Dietary Supplements; Vitamin B 12; Vitamin B 12 Deficiency
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Address for correspondence
Evidence Development and Standards, Health Quality Ontario, 130 Bloor Street West, 10th floor, Toronto, Ontario Canada M5S 1N5 Email: EDSinfo@hqontario.ca
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