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Vitamin B1

Alternate names:
Thiamine
Laboratory:
Referred Test
Test Code:
VITB1
Specimen types:
Blood
Container types:
Lithium heparin no gelLithium heparin no gel
Collection Instructions:
Transport specimen at Room Temperature to lab

Wrap specimen in foil to protect from light

Minimum Adult Volume:
2 mL
Notes:

Consult dietitian before requesting vitamin assays on inpatients.

Specimens for vitamin assays must be taken before dietary changes are implemented

Frequency:
Weekly
Result Turnaround Time:
7-10 days
Reference Interval:

66-200 nmol/L

Laboratory Use Only
Storage Instructions:

Do not spin.

Pack in foil and protect from light, send at 4oC.

Also suggest Red Cell Transketolase for Vitamin B1

- this requires EDTA whole blood

External Laboratory:
Australian Clinical Labs (formerly Healthscope)
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