Vitamin B2 Test
Vitamin B2 Test is also called Riboflavin. Vitamin B2 is an essential vitamin that must be used in the diet or through supplements because it is not stored in our bodies. Vitamin B2 is a water-soluble vitamin. Vitamin B2 used in supplements can cause urine to become yellow. The deficiency of Vitamin B2 is called pellagra.
The function of Vitamin B2:
- It helps to repair wounds and damaged tissue.
- It helps to prevent migraine.
- Vitamin B2 keeps our nervous system, skin, hair, and eyes healthy.
- It helps in the metabolism of fats Carbohydrates and proteins to produce energy
- It maintains the integrity of RBCS.
- Vitamin B2 helps to activate vitamin B6.
- Vitamin B2 helps the growth of muscle.
Diet Rich in Vitamin B2:
- Eggs and milk
- Beef liver
Vitamin B2 Deficiency Symptoms:
- Cracked in the mouth corner are lips
- Burning and itching in eyes
- Sore throat
- Mouth ulcers
- Change in mood
Normal Range of Vitamin B2:
The normal range of vitamin B2 is 4 to 24 mg/dL or 106-638 nmol/L
Causes of Vitamin B2:
- Chronic Diarrhea
- Malabsorption syndromes
- Liver disorders
- Peritoneal dialysis
- Chronic alcohol use disorder
Causes of Low Vitamin B2 in Blood:
- Poor Diet
- Chronic Alcoholism
- Malabsorption Syndrome
- Liver Disease
How to Perform The Test:
A blood sample is needed during 12 hours of fasting.
Take 3 to 5ml blood in EDTA Tube after 12 hours of fasting. Centrifuge the blood sample. After centrifugation separate, the plasma or serum Specimen Chard is to be lightly protected if stored.
Plasma or serum is used for further analysis and to find out the value of vitamin B2.
Treatment of Vitamin B2 Deficiency:
- Riboflavin supplements
- Use a fat diet which in vitamin B2 is available