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Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin), Serum


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Serum, NA, Fasting or Non Fasting: As suggested by doctor

sample requiredSample Required:

The Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin) test requires a blood sample obtained through a standard blood draw.

test timeTest Time:

Results from the Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin) test are typically available within a few days, depending on the laboratory’s processing time.

test normal rangeTest Normal Range:

The normal range for Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin) in the blood can vary depending on the laboratory and the units used for measurement. However, a typical reference range is between 1.2 to 2.7 milligrams per deciliter (mg/dL) for adults.

what is the testWhat is the Test:

The Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin) test measures the concentration of Riboflavin, also known as Vitamin B2, in your blood. Riboflavin is a water-soluble vitamin that plays a key role in energy production and the metabolism of fats, drugs, and steroids.

test procedureTest Procedure:

Blood Sample Collection: A healthcare professional will draw a blood sample from a vein in your arm using a sterile needle.

Laboratory Analysis: The blood sample is sent to a laboratory where it is analyzed to measure the concentration of Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin).

when to take the testWhen to Take the Test:

The Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin) test may be ordered if there is clinical suspicion of a Riboflavin deficiency, or for individuals with conditions that can lead to a deficiency, such as certain gastrointestinal disorders or malabsorption issues. It may also be part of routine health check-ups.

who should take this testWho Should Take This Test:

Individuals with Suspected Riboflavin Deficiency: If you have symptoms of Riboflavin deficiency, such as sore throat, redness and swelling of the lining of the mouth and throat, cracks or sores on the outsides of the lips (cheilosis), and at the corners of the mouth (angular stomatitis), your healthcare provider may recommend this test.

Those at Risk for Deficiency: People at risk for Riboflavin deficiency include those with certain medical conditions or dietary restrictions that may affect Riboflavin intake.

precautions for exceptional casesPrecautions for Exceptional Cases (Pregnancy, etc.):

Pregnant individuals should consult their healthcare provider before taking Riboflavin supplements, as the need for Riboflavin can change during pregnancy. The Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin) test may be recommended in such cases.


FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions):

Q1: What are common dietary sources of Riboflavin?

A: Riboflavin is found in a variety of foods, including dairy products, lean meats, green leafy vegetables, and enriched cereals and grains.

Q2: What are the symptoms of Riboflavin deficiency?

A: Symptoms can include sore throat, redness and swelling of the mouth and throat, and cracks or sores at the corners of the mouth.

Q3: Can Riboflavin deficiency be corrected through dietary changes alone?

A: Increasing dietary intake of Riboflavin-rich foods or taking supplements may correct a deficiency, as Riboflavin is water-soluble and not stored in large amounts in the body.

Q4: Is a fasting period required before the Riboflavin test?

A: Fasting is generally not required for this test. You can have this test done at any time, and there are no dietary restrictions associated with it.

Q5: Are Riboflavin supplements safe?

A: Riboflavin supplements are generally safe when taken as directed. However, it’s important to follow your healthcare provider’s recommendations to avoid excessive intake.

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