Test Catalog

Test Id : VITB2

Riboflavin (Vitamin B2), Plasma

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

Evaluation of individuals who present the signs of ariboflavinosis

Method Name
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Liquid Chromatography-Tandem Mass Spectrometry (LC-MS/MS)

Portions of this test are covered by patents held by Quest Diagnostics

NY State Available
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Yes

Reporting Name
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Riboflavin (Vitamin B2), P

Aliases
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Riboflavin

Vitamin B2

Specimen Type
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Plasma Heparin

Shipping Instructions

Specimen Required
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Patient Preparation: Fasting-overnight (12-14 hours) (infants-draw prior to next feeding)

Supplies: Amber Frosted Tube, 5 mL (T192)

Collection Container/Tube:

Preferred: Green top (sodium or lithium heparin)

Acceptable: Light-green top (sodium or lithium heparin plasma gel)

Submission Container/Tube: Amber vial

Specimen Volume: 2 mL

Collection Instructions: Centrifuge within 2 hours of collection and aliquot into amber vial.

Specimen Minimum Volume
Defines the amount of sample necessary to provide a clinically relevant result as determined by the Testing Laboratory

0.5 mL

Reject Due To
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Gross hemolysis Reject
Gross lipemia Reject
Gross icterus OK

Specimen Stability Information
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Specimen Type Temperature Time Special Container
Plasma Heparin Refrigerated (preferred) 28 days LIGHT PROTECTED
Frozen 28 days LIGHT PROTECTED
Ambient 72 hours LIGHT PROTECTED

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

Evaluation of individuals who present the signs of ariboflavinosis

Clinical Information
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There are 3 principle vitamin B2-active flavins found in nature riboflavin, riboflavin 5-phosphate (flavin mononucleotide: FMN), and riboflavin-5'-adenosyl-diphosphate (flavin adenosine dinucleotide: FAD). In biological tissues, FMN and FAD serve as prosthetic units for a large variety of flavoproteins, which are hydrogen carriers in oxidation-reduction processes.

 

Dietary deficiency of riboflavin (ariboflavinosis) is characterized by sore throat, cheilosis (lesions on the lips), angular stomatitis (lesions on the angles of the mouth), glossitis (fissured and magenta-colored tongue), corneal vascularization, dyssebacia (red, scaly, greasy patches on the nose, eyelids, scrotum, and labia), and normocytic, normochromic anemia. Severe riboflavin deficiency may affect the conversion of vitamin B6 to its coenzyme, as well as conversion of tryptophan to niacin.

 

Riboflavin has a low level of toxicity and no case of riboflavin toxicity in humans has been reported. The limited absorptivity of riboflavin and its ready excretion in the urine normally preclude a health problem due to increased intake of riboflavin.

Reference Values
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1-19 mcg/L

Interpretation
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Low concentrations in the blood plasma are indicative of nutritional deficiency. Concentrations below 1 mcg/L are considered significantly diminished. Marginally low levels probably represent nutritional deficiency that should be corrected.

Cautions
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Testing of nonfasting specimens or the use of dietary vitamin B2 supplementation can result in elevated plasma vitamin B2 concentrations.

Clinical Reference
Recommendations for in-depth reading of a clinical nature

1. Russell RM, Suter PM: Vitamin and trace mineral deficiency and excess. In: Fauci AS, Kasper DL, Braunwald E, et al. eds. Harrison's Principles of Internal Medicine. 17th ed. McGraw-Hill Book Company; 2008:441-449

2. Ball GFM: Vitamins: Their role in the human body. Oxford, Blackwell Publishing; 2004:289-299

3. McCormick DB: Riboflavin. In: Shils ME, Shike M, Ross AC, et al.  Modern Nutrition in Health and Disease. 10th ed. Lippincott Williams and Wilkins; 2006:434-441

4. Hustad S, McKinley MC, McNulty H, et al: Riboflavin, flavin mononucleotide, and flavin adenine dinucleotide in human plasma and erythrocytes at baseline and after low-dose riboflavin supplementation. Clin Chem. 2002;48:1571-1577

5. Midttun O, Hustad S, Solheim E, et al: Multianalyte quantification of vitamin B6 and B2 species in the nanomolar range in human plasma by liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry. Clin Chem. 2005;51:1206-1216

6. Capo-chichi CD, Gueant JL, Lefebvre E, et al: Riboflavin and riboflavin-derived cofactors in adolescent girls with anorexia nervosa. Am J Clin Nutr. 1999;69:672-678. doi: 10.1373/clinchem.2005.051169.

7. Roberts NB. Taylor A. Sodi R: Vitamins and trace elements. In: Rifai N, Horvath AR, Wittwer CT. eds. Tietz Textbook of Clinical Chemistry and Molecular Diagnostics. 6th ed. Elsevier; 2018:639-718

Method Description
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Riboflavin (Vitamin B2) is extracted from plasma heparin specimens with internal standard and then analyzed by liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry LC-MS/MS.(Unpublished Mayo method)

PDF Report
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No

Day(s) Performed
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Monday, Wednesday, Friday

Report Available
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2 to 5 days

Specimen Retention Time
Outlines the length of time after testing that a specimen is kept in the laboratory before it is discarded

2 weeks

Performing Laboratory Location
Indicates the location of the laboratory that performs the test

Rochester

Fees
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Test Classification
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This test was developed, and its performance characteristics determined by Mayo Clinic in a manner consistent with CLIA requirements. This test has not been cleared or approved by the US Food and Drug Administration.

CPT Code Information
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CPT codes are provided by the performing laboratory.

84252

LOINC® Information

Test Id Test Order Name Order LOINC Value
VITB2 Riboflavin (Vitamin B2), P 2924-9
Result Id Test Result Name Result LOINC Value
Result LOINC Value Tooltip
61637 Riboflavin (Vitamin B2), P 2924-9

Test Setup Resources

Setup Files
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Excel | Pdf

Sample Reports
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Normal Reports | Abnormal Reports

SI Sample Reports
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SI Normal Reports | SI Abnormal Reports