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Test ID: BIOTN    
Biotin, Serum

Useful For Suggests clinical disorders or settings where the test may be helpful

Measurement of biotin in serum

 

Assessment of biotin concentrations in individuals taking biotin supplements

 

Investigation of unexpected results from immunoassays that utilize biotin-streptavidin detection methods

 

This test is not useful as a screen for biotinidase deficiency.

Highlights

Serum biotin is usually at relatively low endogenous concentrations but can be found at high concentrations if vitamin and herbal supplements containing biotin are taken.

 

This test measures free biotin concentrations in serum and can be used to determine if a patient's high biotin concentrations are likely from biotin supplementation or treatment.

Method Name A short description of the method used to perform the test

Liquid Chromatography-Tandem Mass Spectrometry (LC-MS/MS) Stable Isotope Dilution Analysis

NY State Available Indicates the status of NY State approval and if the test is orderable for NY State clients.

Yes

Reporting Name Lists a shorter or abbreviated version of the Published Name for a test

Biotin, S

Aliases Lists additional common names for a test, as an aid in searching

Vitamin B7
Vitamin H