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Vitamin B1 (Sendaway Test)

Alternative Names:Thiamine
Red Cell Transketolase
Laboratory:Clinical Biochemistry
Test Code:SCL
Medicare rebatable:Yes
Specimen Types:Blood
Container Types:
Lithium Heparin (without Gel)Lithium Heparin (without Gel)
Adults Volume or Mass:4 mL
Minimum/Paediatric Volume or Mass:2 mL
Collection & Request Instructions:Retrospective testing not possible.
Collect at ambient temperature

Sample needs to be collected and wrapped in foil (light protected).

Transport Instructions:Protect from Light
Send to lab immediately
Processing Instructions:Protect from light
Do Not Centrifuge
Freeze Immediately
External Laboratory:Australian Clinical Labs- prev.Healthscope
  External Laboratory details...
External Transport Instructions:Send Frozen on Dry Ice