Beta-carotene is a precursor to vitamin A. It is used in the liver to produce vitamin A, which helps maintain the skin in normal conditions and preserve good vision.
Prior registration is not required; upon arrival, please go straight to the reception.
Information on how to prepare for a test is available HERE.
Why it is worth
To be examined at our Centre?
- The laboratory is accredited with the ISO 15189 standard, so you can be confident that your tests will be performed to the highest quality.
- You will find out the results of the main tests within 1–2 hours and the rest within 1 day, except in cases where this is impossible due to the technological process (e.g., the time it takes for a culture to grow).
- The results of the tests carried out will be explained by our laboratory specialists. This service is only offered by a few laboratories in the country.
- If required, we can perform further tests using the same sample of blood, for up to 7 days after the sampling.
- No danger of damaging or mixing up the test samples due to transportation.
- Tests can be carried out anonymously.
Good to know
The provitamin beta-carotene test is recommended to those who have thyroid, skin diseases, a cataract, or inflammation of the ocular mucosa. More beta-carotene is required for smokers, people who engage intensively in sports, or during pregnancy and nursing.
Symptoms of beta-carotene deficiency:
- scaly skin
- breaking nails
- appearance of pimples
Beta-carotene is a provitamin of vitamin A. It is used by the body to produce vitamin A in the liver when required. Although beta-carotene is a fat-soluble vitamin, there is no danger of overdosing on it.
- You can pick up your test results at the reception or, if you wish, we will email them.
- For an explanation of the test results, you should call the laboratory tel. (+370) 247 64 17.
FAQ (frequently asked questions)
Beta-carotene is associated with vitamin A. It is, therefore, recommended to have these tests carried out simultaneously.
Green leafy vegetables, apricots, carrots, tomatoes, pumpkins, cabbage, persimmons, tangerines, grapefruit, liver, eggs, sea-buckhorn and rowan berries are all rich in beta-carotene. It has been proved that beta-carotene received naturally with food is noted for its better antioxidant properties than the synthetic version.
The daily norm of beta-carotene for adults is 800 mg.
Contact your family doctor or internist or register to visit a physician specialising in this field at our centre. Please find the prices for a consultation HERE.