Vit B2 is the precursor of the coenzme Flavin Mononucleotide(FMN) and Flavin Adenine Dinucleotide(FAD). They are of vital importance with their function of pridoxin(VitB6) activation, triptophan to niacin (Vit B3) conversion in fat, carbohydrate and protein metabolism and energy generation(ATP synthesis). It also has a function of detoxification with its role in glutathione reductase enzyme activation. Moreover, it is essential for healthy skin,nail and hair.
Interpretation:Vit B2 deficiency may cause skin disorders,s ores at the corner of the mouth, swollen and cracked lips, hair loss, throat , liver, reproductive and nervous system disorders. It also impairs cell proliferation in the duodenum. Alcohol and factors affecting the intestinal bacterial synthesis of Vit B2 or low Vit B2 diet and certain tricyclic drugs like chlorpromazine lead to depletion of Vit B2. High VitB2 may cause nausea and impairs the amount of tetracycline, if taken for a certain treatment.
Sample: Arm vein plasma(EDTA). Nonfasting
Working day: Monday
Result Time: 2 days 6:00 PM