Examen de Schilling

El examen de Schilling se realiza para evaluar la absorción de vitamina B12. Esta vitamina contribuye a la formación de glóbulos rojos, al mantenimiento del sistema nervioso central y es importante para el metabolismo. Normalmente, la vitamina B12 ingerida se combina con un factor intrínseco, el cual es producido por las células en el estómago. Este factor intrínseco es necesario para que esta vitamina pueda ser absorbida en el intestino delgado. Ciertas enfermedades, como la anemia perniciosa, pueden ser el resultado de una inadecuada absorción de vitamina B12.Examen de Schilling

Revision

Last reviewed 2/8/2012 by Todd Gersten, MD, Hematology/Oncology, Palm Beach Cancer Institute, West Palm Beach, FL. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network. Also reviewed by Linda J. Vorvick, MD, Medical Director and Director of Didactic Curriculum, MEDEX Northwest Division of Physician Assistant Studies, Department of Family Medicine, UW Medicine, School of Medicine, University of Washington; David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc.

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