Checks for level of Vitamin B7, classified as a B-complex vitamin and also known as biotin, required by the body.
The B Vitamins are a group of water-soluble vitamins which all have an important and unique function in the functioning of the human body. Vitamin B7, also known as biotin, like most of the other B vitamins, is a coenzyme that play a pivotal role in the production of most hormones in the body, but is also needed for the metabolism of fat, protein and carbohydrates. Unlike most of the other B vitamins, B7 can in fact be made by intestinal bacteria. Therefore, B7 deficiency is very rare. If one does have a vitamin B7 deficiency it usually manifests as dry skin, brittle hair and fatigue.
This test is performed in following conditions such as:
• Seborrheic dermatitis
• Dry skin
• Brittle hair or hair loss
• Intestinal tract issues like malabsorptive disorders
• Muscle pain
• Nervous system issues
Also Known As: Biotin
This Vitamin B7 testing (Biotin blood test) has no fasting requirements.
Estimated Time Taken
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