Vitamin B1, Blood
Test Identifier Information
HPLC following production of fluorescent product
|External Price||$62.33(Exclusive of GST)|
|Specimen Collection Protocols|
A 5 ml non gel heparin tube is the prefered sample type.
If other biochemistry is requested requiring a heparin specimen, please collect a separate tube for the vitamin B1
|Patient Specimen||Blood 5 mL heparin (T34). non gel tube prefered|
|Sample Delivery to Lab||Ambient|
Instructions for Referral to CHLabs
|Aliquot Instructions||2 mL whole blood, to be sent to Specialist lab urgently, via hoist (phone 80332). After hours prepare in Separating area as per protocol. Wash with NaCL, dil cells1/1with dist H2O and freeze.|
|Aliquot Transport to CHL||Send frozen prepared haemolysed cells|
|Department||Biochemistry - Lipids, Trace Metals|
|Contact Phone Number||03 364 0332|
|Test Availability||Batched fortnightly usually Tuesday|
|Turnaround Time||1 day - 3 weeks|
Recommended Range >140 nmol/L
The red blood cells must be washed, haemolysed and frozen before they are 4 hours old (post venipuncture). Samples for analysis of thiamine are prepared by washing the red cells with isotonic 0.9% saline, preparing a red cell lysate and freezing.
When frozen, send to laboratory.
|Delphic Number Test Number||3465|