52752-F HPLC kit vitamin B1 vitamin B6 whole blood

Vitamin B1/B6 in Whole Blood, fully automated analysis - HPLC

Order no.: 52752/F
960 Tests
  • Vitamin B1
  • Vitamin B6

Significantly reduced hands-on time for sample preparation
Accurate and fast results for both vitamins
Each parameter safeguarded by a specific internal standard


Clinical relevance

Vitamin B1 (thiamine) plays an important role in deriving energy from carbohydrates and fats. The active form is thiamine pyrophosphate (TPP), a coenzyme for some enzymatic reactions in carbohydrate metabolism and for pyruvate decarboxylase. TPP is also significantly involved in the oxidative degradation of glucose. The determination of the TPP concentration is more significant than measurements of total thiamine, as by this method only the physiologically active form is taken into account.

Vitamin B6 comprises pyridoxine, pyridoxamine and pyridoxal, as well as their phosphate derivatives. It is ingested with food and transferred via several enzymatic conversions into its active form, pyridoxal-5’-phosphate (PLP). PLP is involved in nearly one hundred different enzymatic reactions, among other things, as co-factor in amino acid metabolism, and in the formation of haemoglobin or neurotransmitters in the brain.


Product advantages

  • Automated sample preparation for minimised workload in the laboratory
  • Reliable and reproducible results with a specific internal standard for each parameter


This HPLC kit facilitates the combined analysis of vitamin B1 in whole blood and vitamin B6 in whole blood or plasma. Sample preparation is automated in 96 well filter plates for maximum output and minimal workload. The internal standard for each of the two parameters and special quality controls ensure precise and reliable quantification.

Chromsystems also offers two kits that feature manual determination using HPLC: a standard version as well as a kit for simplified sample preparation with pre-mixed tubes.

Alternatively, an automated method using UHPLC is also available.


Technical Data

Method of Analysis


Number of Tests



Vitamin B1, Vitamin B6

Analysis Time

9 min

Limit of quantification

PLP 2.0 μg/l
TPP 7.0 μg/l


PLP 500 μg/l
TPP 750 μg/l


CV < 3 %


CV < 5 %

Column temperature

ambient (~ 25°C)

Flow rate

1.5–2.3 ml/min


Whole Blood

Sample Preparation

  • Add 100 μl whole blood/calibrator/control and 50 μl Internal Standard Mix in a 96 Well Collection Plate.
  • Add 150 μl Extraction Reagent.
  • Shake for 4 min.
  • Remove precipitate by centrifugation (3 min, 2000 x g).
  • Transfer 75 μl of supernatant in a 96 well filter plate.
  • Add 75 μl Prep Solution and 50 μl of finisher solution.
  • Mix for 30 s.
  • Remove precipitate by centrifugation (2.5 min, 1500 x g).
  • Incubate supernatant for 45 min at 60 °C.
  • Add 100 μl Dilution Solution, mix briefly (30 s).
  • Seal plate and transfer to autosampler.

Sample Stability

Samples are stable up to 1 week at +2 to +8 °C and up to 2 weeks at below -18 °C. Protect from light.

Injection Volume

25–50 μl


Start EX 320 nm, EM 415 nm,
after approx. 3.8 min switch to EX 367 nm, EM 435 nm

Please note

The freely available information on this website, in particular on the sample preparation, are not sufficient to work with our products. Please read instructions and warning notices on products and/or instruction manuals.

Kit Components

Components available separately

Mobile Phase A

Order no.: 52001

Mobile Phase B

Order no.: 52022

Internal Standard Mix

Order no.: 52744

Extraction Reagent

Order no.: 52705

Prep Solution

Order no.: 52706

Finisher 1

Order no.: 52707

Finisher 2

Order no.: 52708

Dilution Buffer

Order no.: 52709

96 Well Filter Plates

Order no.: 52057

HPLC column

Order no.: 52100


Calibrators available separately


Controls available separately