Vitamin H (biotin, vitamin B7)
Vitamin H is involved in the metabolism of carbohydrates and lipids, regulates the functioning of sweat glands and testicles, prevents the progression of inflammations and slows down the ageing processes. It is important for skin, hair, and blood production, as well as normal functioning of the nervous system.
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 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
Who should have a vitamin H test carried out?
Vitamin H deficiency might occur in those who suffer from intestinal diseases, take antibiotics regularly or for a prolonged period of time, or abuse alcohol, or in pregnant and nursing women.
What are the symptoms of vitamin H deficiency?
- dry, peeling, flaking skin;
- thinning hair;
- split nails;
- muscle aches;
- numbness in the extremities;
- diminished appetite.
What diseases might be caused by a prolonged significant vitamin H deficiency?
- skin diseases;
- mental health disorders.
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.
- For an explanation of test results, you should call the laboratory tel. (+370) 247 64 17.
FAQ (frequently asked questions)
Vitamin H is produced in small quantities by the human gut microbiota.
Foods rich in vitamin H (biotin) include yeast, kidneys, egg yolks, peas, oats, milk, chocolate, mushrooms, and beef.
Recommended daily intake of vitamin H:
- for adults – 30–100 mg;
- for babies – 7 mg;
- for children – 8–20 mg;
- for teenagers – 25 mg.
Contact your family doctor or internist or register to visit a physician specialising in this field at our Centre. For consultation prices please click HERE.