Vitamin B2 (riboflavin)
Vitamin B2 is an antioxidant, and is also called the “growth” vitamin. It is involved in the metabolism of proteins, lipids and carbohydrates, and red blood cell synthesis. It is important for the skin, nails, mucous membranes, and vision.
Information on how to prepare for the test is available HERE
Prior registration is not required; upon arrival, please go straight to reception.
Why it is worth
To be examined at our Centre?
- The laboratory is accredited with the ISO 15189 standard, thus you can be confident that your tests will be performed to the highest quality.
- The results of the tests carried out will be explained to you 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
Who should have a vitamin B2 test carried out?
The vitamin B2 test is recommended for those who abuse alcohol or suffer from digestive and oncological diseases, because they generally have difficulty in assimilating vitamin B2. Pregnant and nursing women, women taking oral contraceptives, and vegans need more vitamin B2.
What are the symptoms of vitamin B2 deficiency?
- fatigue, lack of energy;
- iron deficiency (anaemia);
- increased edginess;
- reddened, tingling tongue and throat;
- cracked mouth corners, cracked lips;
- reddened, rough, scaly skin;
- thinning hair;
- breaking nails;
- reduced appetite and weight loss;
- eye inflammations, sensitivity and dryness;
- deteriorating vision, turbidity of cornea and crystalline lens.
What are the symptoms of excess vitamin B2?
Excess vitamin B2 occurs rarely, because the human body can excrete the excess vitamin in the urine.
How to find out your test results?
- Your test results will be ready within 20 working days.
You can pick them up at the reception or, if you wish, we will email them to you.
- For an explanation of your test results, you should call the laboratory tel. (+370) 247 64 17.
FAQ (frequently asked questions)
If there is a B2 deficiency, there is generally a deficiency of other vitamins. Therefore, we also recommend having other vitamin tests carried out.
Foods rich in vitamin B2 include beef liver, kidneys, poultry, dairy products, green leafy vegetables, fish, eggs, nuts, beer yeast, and whole grain products.
If your diet is not well-balanced or you suffer from disordered vitamin B2 assimilation from food, we recommend having the vitamin B2 stock tested and taking vitamin B2 supplements, after consulting with your physician.
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.