About Vitamin b6 (pyridoxine)
What is vitamin B6 (pyridoxine)?
Vitamin B6 or pyridoxine is an essential vitamin for the breakdown and storage of proteins and for haemoglobin production. Vitamin B6 is found in high levels in pork, fish, chicken, whole grains, legumes and peanuts. Vitamin B6 is usually caused by an underlying condition or activity rather than a lack of dietary intake. These may include chronic alcoholism, malabsorption and smoking. A deficiency can cause anaemia, seizures and decreased immunity. A deficiency, as well as toxicity, can cause peripheral neuropathy.
Why take the test?
This test measures the level of vitamin B6 in the blood and can be used to detect a deficiency or toxicity.
How it works
Order your kit
Just order a test online and get your kit delivered right to you door. Your kit contains everything you need for the test.
Take your test and post
Follow our simple instructions to take your sample and post back the enclosed prepaid envelope to our accredited lab for processing. We also offer home or workplace visits by a qualified nurse.
Get results directly to your dashboard
You will receive an email notification from our medical team when your results are available on your secure personalised health dashboard.
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