Vitamin B1 (Thiamine pyrophosphate), Blood Level


Reference Range

Vitamin B1 (thiamine) is a water-soluble vitamin that helps the body cells convert carbohydrates into energy, and is also essential for the functioning of the heart, muscles, and nervous system. Sources include: legumes, nuts, and whole grains. A DEFICIENCY of thiamine can cause weakness, fatigue, psychosis, and nerve damage, which leads to a disease called beriberi. It is most often seen in those who abuse alcohol. In severe thiamine deficiency, brain damage can occur; one type is called Korsakoff syndrome, and the other is Wernickes disease. Either or both of these conditions can occur in the same person. Rare reports of anaphylaxis were associated with Vitamin B1 TOXICITY.

Special Requirements

2 mL EDTA Whole Blood (store away from light)

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