Days Set Up
Monday - Friday
Analytic Time

2 - 6 days

MiChart Code
Vitamin B1, Whole Blood
Soft Order Code
TDP

Test Updated:

Synonyms

Thiamin (Vitamin B1), WB
B1, Whole Blood
B1
Thiamine, Whole Blood
Thiamine
TDP
Vitamin

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Test Overview

Test Methodology

Liquid Chromatography-Tandem Mass Spectrometry (LC-MS/MS)

Test Usage

Assessment of thiamin deficiency. Thiamin measurement is appropriate in patients with behavioral changes, eye signs, gait disturbances, delirium, and encephalopathy; or in patients with questionable nutritional status, especially those who appear at risk and who also are being given insulin for hyperglycemia.

Reference Range

70 - 180 nmol/L

* Reference ranges may change over time. Please refer to the original patient report when evaluating results.

Specimen Requirements

Collection Offsite

Collect specimen in a lavender top tube (EDTA) following an overnight (12 hour) fast. Invert 8-10 times to mix blood, pour whole blood into an plastic vial, and freeze. Protect specimen from light.DO NOT SPIN

Normal Volume
4 mL whole blood
Minimum Volume
0.5 mL whole blood

Billing Information

CPT Code
84425
Pro Fee Code
 
LOINC
2998-3

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As the reference laboratory division of Michigan Medicine's Department of Pathology, MLabs shares the institution's commitment to applying established quality principles to clinical laboratory testing. Like other large organizations in complex, consequential fields, we rely on an established approach to monitor quality throughout the testing process.