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Test Name: Vitamin B1 (Thiamine), Blood
Test Code: 121186
Other Names: N/A
Test Includes: Vit. B1, Whole Blood
Specimen Requirements: Whole blood, FROZEN and PROTECTED FROM LIGHT, 1 mL
Container: Lavender-top (EDTA) tube; amber plastic transport tube with amber-top. (If amber tubes are unavailable, cover standard transport tube completely, top and bottom, with aluminum foil. Identify specimen with patient name directly on the container AND on the outside of the aluminum foil. Secure with tape.) For amber plastic transport tube and amber-top, order (LabCorp item ID 23598).
Collection Instructions: Draw blood. Do NOT separate. Protect specimen from light. To avoid delays in turnaround time when requesting multiple tests on frozen samples, PLEASE SUBMIT SEPARATE FROZEN SPECIMENS FOR EACH TEST REQUESTED.
Stability: Transfer whole blood to plastic transport tube and FREEZE. Protect from light.
Rejection Criteria / Special Instructions: N/A
Methodology: High-pressure liquid chromatography (HPLC) with fluorescence detector