Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin)

Vitamin B2 is also known as Riboflavin. Prime role of this vitamin is to help with energy production at a cellular level. Deficiency of vitamin B2 mainly causes cervical cancer and migraine headache. It can also help in preventing acne, muscle cramps, burning feet syndrome, carpal tunnel syndrome, and few blood disorders like congenital methemoglobinemia and red blood cell aplasia. Vitamin B2 is concentrated in major organs like liver, kidneys and heart. It helps process nutrients in the cardiovascular system through aerobic energy production and helps to keep cells in good health.

Referral range of Vitamin B2:

Pediatric:
• Infant 0-6 months: 0.3 mg (adequate intake)
• Infant 6-12 months: 0.4 mg (adequate intake)
• Children 1-3 years: 0.5 mg (RDA)
• Children 4-8 years: 0.6 mg (RDA)
• Children 9-13 years: 0.9 mg (RDA)
• Boys 14-18 years: 1.3 mg (RDA)
• Girls 14-18 years: 1 mg (RDA)

Adult:
• Men 19 years and older: 1.3 mg (RDA)
• Women 19 years and older: 1.1 mg (RDA)
• Pregnant women: 1.4 mg (RDA)
• Breast feeding women: 1.6 mg (RDA)

Interpretation of Vitamin B2:

Higher level indicates:
• Itching
• Numbness
• Burning or prickling sensation
• Yellow or orange urine
• Sensitivity to light

Lower level indicates:
• Migraine headache
• Cataracts
• Lactic acidosis in people with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome.
• Cervical cancer
• Carpal tunnel syndrome
• Rosacea
• Vaginitis
• Acne
• Muscle cramps
• Weak immune system
• Early aging
• Weak hair
• Unhealthy skin
• Canker sores
• Alzheimer’s disease

Collection for Vitamin B2:
Specimen: Blood plasma
Specimen container: green top, light protective vial
Specimen volume: 0.50mL
Collection method: Vein puncture

Indication of Vitamin B2:
Vitamin B2 test helps in detecting medical conditions like cervical cancer, Alzheimer’s disease and migraine headache etc.