This test is used to evaluate the level of vitamin B7 (biotin) in the body. It aids in the determination of any kind of deficiency of this biologically vital vitamin B7. Biotin act as a cofactor in in carboxylation reactions. It functions in the synthesis of fatty acid, gluconeogenesis, and breakdown of leucine and regulation of fatty acid oxidation in mitochondria. Deficiency of this vitamin lead to loss of hair, lethargy, rash around mouth, eyes and nose, depression, recurrent bacterial and fungal infection and hallucinations.
LabEspy recommends Lab Testing API, Health Testing Centers, Direct Labs for this test.