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Laboratory Test Reference Guide

Laboratory Information

Test Name



Vitamin B1, transketolase

Specimen Collection

Specimen Collection and Transport Protocols

Collect Monday to Friday between 0800 and 1600 only. A separate tube is required for thiamine.

Adult Specimen

Heparin - Non gel (Dark green top)

Test Information



Test Availability

Referred to external laboratory.

Additional Information

Thiamine testing is referred to Canterbury Health Laboratories, turnaround time is approximately 2 weeks.
Testing is only indicated if there are symptoms suspicious of deficiency. Suggest to treat immediately if there is strong suspicion of thiamine deficiency and not to wait for the result.
Testing will only be performed if approved by the chemical pathologist.

Thiamine can also be performed if the patient is willing to pay $70.00.
To arrange payment Ph:07 8398606 ext96142.                     

Referred Out

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