Beta Carotene Blood Test- Walk-In Lab, LLC

$47.00

This test is used to determine if an individual has Carotene (also known as beta carotene) deficiencies.

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Beta Carotene, a fat soluble nutrient, is a precursor to vitamin A, so having a beta carotene deficiency may lead to a vitamin A deficiency. Excessive vitamin A intake may lead to headaches, loss of appetite, nausea, and diarrhea, skin changes and potential birth defects.

Beta-carotene is found in certain foods. It breaks down to become vitamin A in the body.

Your provider may order this test if you have signs that your vitamin A level may be too low, such as:

  • Bones or teeth that do not develop correctly
  • Dry or inflamed eyes
  • Feeling more irritable
  • Hair loss
  • Loss of appetite
  • Recurring infections
  • Skin rashes
  • Problems seeing at night

The test can also be used to help measure how well your body absorbs fats.