Vitamin B1 is required for branched-chain amino acid and carbohydrate metabolism. Vitamin B1 deficiency is most often due to alcoholism or chronic illness. In the early stage, patients with Vitamin B1 deficiency exhibit anorexia, irritability, apathy, and generalized weakness. Prolonged deficiency causes beriberi.
Overnight fasting is required.
Transfer whole blood to amber transport tube. If amber tube is not
available, wrap tube in aluminum foil to protect from light.
Reported (Analytical Time)
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Transport Container: amber transport tube Reject Criteria: Received room temperature and not protected from light; received refrigerated and not protected from light. Transport Temperature: Frozen Methodology: Liquid Chromatography/Tandem Mass Spectrometry