• Our Vision is to improve healthcare as a global provider of innovative and reliable diagnostic tests.
  • Our Mission is to identify and develop novel patentable diagnostic markers and technologies which can be commercialised to meet clinical needs.
  • We will collaborate with partners, create branded products and identify complementary businesses which support our objective of continuing to grow as a respected and profitable healthcare company.
  • Our Values include meeting all current and future regulatory, quality and environmental standards appropriate for our industry and the countries in which we operate.


The malabsorption of vitamin B12 is increasingly problematic, particularly in the elderly where it has been shown that as much as 20% of the population may be deplete.
It has been demonstrated in several important publications that measurement of total levels of this important vitamin may not detect deficiency as well as the detection of levels of the 25% or so of vitamin B12 which is biologically available (as holotranscobalamin) and measured by our patented assay.



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  • Reduced false positive and false negative results associated with Total B12 testing
  • Fewer indeterminate results
  • No interference from Intrinsic Factor antibodies
  • No pre-analytical sample denaturation - remove a source of a variability


A manual ELISA assay is available from Axis-Shield for measurement of this important new marker. The assay is also available for Abbott AxSYM and ARCHITECT systems and will soon be available for the Siemens Centaur platform. 


For more information please click here to download our brochure or visit our product website at www.active-b12.com.


*Products may not be approved for sale in all countries. Please contact your local distributor for further details.

Axis-Shield at a Glance

A pioneering organisation focused on the development and manufacturing of important and innovative in vitro diagnostic tests for use in clinical laboratories.

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Focus on Homocysteine

As a general marker of overall health status, few tests carry greater predictive weight than Homocysteine. The amount of Homocysteine in your blood is one of the best independent indicators of how healthy you are.


› Axis-Shield Homocysteine assays

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