Vitamin B1 (thiamine)
Vitamin B1 helps the body to break carbohydrates into energy. It is important for the functioning of the nervous, muscle and cardiac systems.
Prior registration is not required; upon arrival, please go straight to the reception.
Information on how to prepare for the test is available HERE.
Why it is worth
To be examined at our Centre?
- The laboratory is accredited with the ISO 15189 standard, so you can be confident that your tests will be performed to the highest quality.
- You will find out the results of the main tests within 1–2 hours and the rest within 1 day, except in cases where this is impossible due to the technological process (e.g., the time it takes for a culture to grow).
- The results of the tests carried out will be explained by our laboratory specialists. This service is only offered by a few laboratories in the country.
- If required, we can perform further tests using the same sample of blood, for up to 7 days after the sampling.
- No danger of damaging or mixing up the test samples due to transportation.
- Tests can be carried out anonymously.
Good to know
A vitamin B1 test is recommended to those who consume lots of refined (processed) carbohydrates or alcohol, who take diuretics, and to those who have chronic hepatic or renal diseases, or diabetes mellitus. More vitamin B1 is required during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
The majority of people have no idea that they might have a vitamin B1 deficiency, because the majority of the symptoms are subtle and often imperceptible:
- decreased appetite or its loss
- weakened memory
- changed coordination of motions
- numbness of the arms
- increased sensitivity
- disturbed vision
- disturbed digestion
Long-term deficiency of vitamin B1 may cause beriberi disease damaging the nervous, digestion, and cardiovascular systems.
Vitamin B1 is soluble in water; consequently, any excess is excreted with urine.
- Your test results will be ready within 1 working day.
You can pick them up at the reception or, if you wish, we will email them.
- For an explanation of the test results, you should call the laboratory tel. (+370) 247 64 17.
FAQ (frequently asked questions)
Together with the vitamin B1 test, it is recommended to have the tests of other B-group vitamins carried out.
Products rich in vitamin B1 (thiamine) include dry beer yeast, bread, meat, dairy products, pulses and pine nuts.
Daily dose of vitamin B1:
- for adults – 1.2–1.6 mg
- pregnant women – 1.3 mg
- breastfeeding women – 1.4 mg
Contact your family doctor or internist or register to visit a physician specialising in this field at our centre. Please find the prices for a consultation HERE.