Vitamin B3

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Vitamin B3, also known as niacin, is a water-soluble vitamin essential for normal metabolism and energy production. It helps convert carbohydrates into energy and is crucial for normal cellular functioning due to its role in hormone, neurotransmitter, and protein production. A Vitamin B3 test can be used to identify potential nutritional deficiencies, which may cause symptoms such as fatigue, headaches, depression, digestive issues, skin rashes, and joint pain. It can also help detect a more serious Vitamin B3 deficiency, such as pellagra. Testing for Vitamin B3 is recommended in order to assess an individual’s overall health and to determine if they are consuming an adequate amount of dietary Vitamin B3. However, it is important to consult a healthcare professional before taking this test since Vitamin B3 can interact with certain medications and may need to be supplemented.

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Vitamin B3 (also known as niacin) is an essential water-soluble vitamin that is important for maintaining a healthy metabolism. It also plays an important role in many metabolic pathways and is essential for the body to use food for energy. Vitamin B3 helps convert carbohydrates into energy and is therefore important for energy production and metabolism. Additionally, Vitamin B3 plays a role in the production of hormones, neurotransmitters, and proteins essential for normal cellular function. Testing for Vitamin B3 can help identify potential nutritional deficiencies, which can result in a variety of health concerns. Symptoms of Vitamin B3 deficiency can include fatigue, headaches, depression, and digestive problems, as well as skin rashes and joint pain. A Vitamin B3 deficiency can also lead to more serious health issues, such as pellagra, which is a vitamin deficiency-induced skin disorder. Testing for Vitamin B3 may be recommended by a doctor or health care professional to assess an individual’s overall health. The test can also be used to determine if a person is consuming an adequate amount of dietary Vitamin B3. Consulting a doctor for this test is important as Vitamin B3 can interact with certain medications and may need to be supplemented to meet the body’s needs. A Vitamin B3 test can help diagnose a Vitamin B3 deficiency and help recommend a course of action to improve overall health.

FAQ's

AM I REQUIRED TO FAST?

You must fast at least twelve (12) hours prior to having your specimen collected.

IS A DOCTOR’S ORDER REQUIRED?

YES!

HOW LONG UNTIL MY RESULTS COME BACK?

LabCorp Not using insurance: Test results generally take between 24 to 72 business hours after your specimen is collected. If using insurance, the results may take longer.

Quest Diagnostics: Could take up to 10 business days.

Insurance Lab Requisition: Time frame varies depending on state.

DO I NEED TO MAKE AN APPOINTMENT TO HAVE MY LABS DRAWN?

You can walk in for same day testing at certain locations BUT we always recommend making an appointment at your lab location of choice to ensure you are seen in a timely fashion due to fasting.

You can walk in for same day testing at certain locations BUT we always recommend making an appointment at your lab location of choice to ensure you are seen in a timely fashion due to fasting.

Viking sends a copy of your Blood Test Order (Lab Requisition), electronically, to LabCorp or Quest depending on the choice you made.  A copy of the Blood Test Order will be sent to you via email. Please allow 24 hours or one business day for our staff to process your request.   It would be wise to bring the order with you to the lab as a reference when you arrive for your Lab appointment.

Make your appointment for a “Lab Draw” at your lab of choice.

LabCorp Locations and contact information: LabCorp Locations

Quest Locations and contact information: Quest Locations

HOW CAN I RECEIVE MY RESULTS?

Viking follows all HIPAA guidelines and state regulations regarding distribution of test results. You can choose to have your test results emailed or faxed. Patients can also create a patient portal via LabCorp/Quest and have access to their results online.

IF I HAVE QUESTIONS ABOUT MY TEST RESULTS, WHO SHOULD I CONTACT?

We recommend setting up a consultation via our website with our VIKING medical staff.  https://vikingalternative.com/schedule-consultation