If you take a B complex or multivitamin, or prenatal vitamin, or if you eat food hearty in B7, review this 15 minute mini-course in Biotin Interference. If you are a laboratory technician or a physician who orders diagnostic bloodwork, you may also be interested.
Biotin in the blood from supplements can cause some lab test results to be either falsely increased or falsely decreased, causing misdiagnosis or wrong treatment protocols
Some labs using a testing and diagnostic process called Streptavidin Technology. This technology uses a method for testing a patient blood sample in a laboratory that may give falsely increased or falsely decreased test results if the patient sample contains natural free floating biotin from diet or supplements the patient is taking. One patient died because of false-negative results.