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Vitamin B6 (pyridoxalphosphate, pyridoxine)

Vitamin B6 is involved in the metabolism of proteins, amino acids, lipids, and hormones, and in the production of insulin, and strengthens the immune system. It is important for the nervous and muscle system, and hormone balance, and helps alleviate the symptoms of premenstrual syndrome. Vitamin B6 is also involved in the assimilation of vitamin B12 and magnesium. 

Information on how to prepare for the test is available HERE

Prior registration is not required, upon arrival, please go straight to reception.

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Why it is worth

To be examined at our Centre?

  • The laboratory is accredited with the ISO 15189 standard, thus you can be confident that your tests will be performed to the highest quality. 
  • The results of the tests carried out will be explained to you by our laboratory specialists. This service is only offered by a few laboratories in the country.
  • If required, we can perform further tests using the same sample of blood, for up to 7 days after the sampling.
  • No danger of damaging or mixing up the test samples due to transportation. 
  • Tests can be carried out anonymously.

Good to know

A vitamin B6 test is recommended for those taking contraceptives and antibiotics for lengthy periods of time, medicines for depression or intestinal diseases, for the elderly – due to potentially deteriorated assimilation of vitamin B6, for persons with nervous system disorders or women suffering from premenstrual syndrome. More vitamin B6 is needed by those intensively engaging in sports, pregnant and nursing women.

  • skin changes;
  • skin itch;
  • inflammation of mucous membrane or tongue;
  • cracked mouth corners;
  • fatigue, irritability;
  • weakened immunity;
  • disturbed motion coordination;
  • disturbed memory, sleep;
  • increased heart rhythm.

When taking vitamin B6 supplements in large quantities for a lengthy period of time, excess vitamin B6 might occur. 

Symptoms of excess vitamin B6:

  • heartburn;
  • nausea;
  • fatigue;
  • disturbed motion coordination;
  • reduced sensitivity of hands, feet or tongue;
  • numbness in extremities;
  • increased sun sensitivity.
  • Your test results will be ready within 20 working days.
    You can pick them up at the reception or, if you wish, we will email them to you.
  • For an explanation of your test results, you should call the laboratory tel. (+370) 247 64 17.

FAQ (frequently asked questions)

Together with the vitamin B6 test, we recommend having a vitamin B12 and magnesium test carried out.

Products rich in vitamin B6 include poultry, beef liver, fish, eggs, bananas, potatoes, carrots, spinach, green beans, beer yeast, wheat germ, and bread.

If your diet is not well-balanced or in case of disordered vitamin B6 assimilation from food, we recommend having a vitamin B6 stock test carried out and taking vitamin B6 supplements, after consulting with your physician.

The recommended daily intake of vitamin B6:

  • for men – 2 mg;
  • women – 1.8 mg;
  • pregnant women – 1.9 mg;
  • nursing women – 2,5 mg;

Contact your family doctor or internist or register to visit a physician specialising in this field at our Centre. Please find the prices for a consultation HERE.

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