Vitamin B1, Thiamine, WARDE: VB1WB, EPIC: LAB6159, SOFT: XTHW
Do not use this test to monitor thiamine supplementation. Use this test to determine thiamine deficiency.
Specimen Collection Criteria
Collect (preferred): One Dark Green-top Sodium Heparin tube.
Also acceptable: One Lavender-top EDTA tube.
- Protect specimen from light.
- Send specimen to the Laboratory for processing immediately after collection.
Physician Office/Drawsite Specimen Preparation
Protect specimen from light. Do not centrifuge. Send specimen to the Laboratory for processing immediately after collection.
Preparation for Courier Transport
Transport: 2.0 mL light-protected whole blood, refrigerated (2-8°/36-46°F or below). (Min: 1.0 mL)
- Clotted specimens.
- Centrifuged specimens.
- Specimens not light-protected.
- Specimens not collected and processed as indicated.
Specimen Stability for Testing:
Room Temperature (20-26°C or 68-78.8°F): Unacceptable
Refrigerated (2-8°C or 36-46°F): 24 hours
Frozen (-20°C/-4°F or below): 2 months
Specimen Storage in Department Prior to Disposal:
Specimen retention time is determined by the policy of the reference laboratory. Contact the Sendout Laboratory with any questions.
Sent to Warde Medical Laboratory, Ann Arbor, MI.
Monday - Thursday.
Results available in 3-5 days.
Quantitative High Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC).
WARDE: VB1WB, EPIC: LAB6159, SOFT: XTHW
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This directory currently reflects information only for specimens collected and/or processed at the Farmington Hills,
Grosse Pointe, Royal Oak, and Troy campuses.