Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin), Plasma

Test Code
VITB2

CPT Codes
84252

Preferred Specimen
2 mL frozen plasma collected in an EDTA (lavender-top) tube - protect from light

Minimum Volume
0.5 mL

Instructions
Wrap tube in aluminum foil to protect from light.

Transport Container
Plastic screw-cap vial, foil wrapped - protected from light

Transport Temperature
Frozen

Specimen Stability
Room temperature: 4 hours

Refrigerated: 24 hours

Frozen: 30 days

Methodology
Fluorometric Detection • High Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC)

Reference Range
6.2-39.0 nmol/L

Clinical Significance
Vitamin B2 is involved in metabolism of fats, carbohydrates, and protein. The clinical manifestations of deficiency are non-specific. Clinical manifestations include mucocutaneous lesions of the mouth and skin, corneal vascularization, anemia, and personality changes.

Performed By
Quest Diagnostics Nichols Institute



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