Vitamin B1 in Whole Blood and Vitamin B6 in Whole Blood/Plasma - HPLC

Order No.: 52052/Premix, for 100 tests
Vitamin B1 (TPP, thiamine pyrophosphate), Vitamin B6 (PLP, pyridoxal 5’-phosphate)

Each parameter safeguarded by a specific internal standard
No post-column derivatisation required
One sample preparation and one run for both parameters
Simplified sample prep with Pre-mixed Tubes

CE-IVD validated product ready for IVDR within timeframes and transition periods specified by the IVDR-2022 regulation

Vitamin B1 (TPP, thiamine pyrophosphate)

Vitamin B6 (PLP, pyridoxal 5’-phosphate)

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

  • High throughput due to separation in less than 3 minutes
  • Reliable and reproducible results with a specific internal standard for each parameter
  • Easy sample preparation with Pre-mixed Tubes


This HPLC assay facilitates the combined analysis of vitamin B1 in whole blood and vitamin B6 in whole blood or plasma. Due to the pre-mixed tubes, sample preparation consists of only a single pipetting step. The internal standard for each of the two parameters and special quality controls ensure precise and reliable quantification.

Chromsystems also offers a standard version without pre-mixed tubes.

There is also a method using UHPLC as well as automated sample preparation for HPLC and UHPLC methods available for laboratories with a higher sample throughput.

More Information
Method of Analysis HPLC
Number of Tests 100
Limit of quantification

TPP 2.0 μg/l (whole blood)
PLP 4.5 μg/l (whole blood), 0.5 μg/l (plasma)


PLP 500 μg/l
TPP 750 μg/l

Recovery ≤ 102 %

CV ≤ 2.3 %


CV ≤ 5.2 %

Analysis Time 7–9 min
Specimen Whole Blood/Plasma
Pre-analytic Treatment The patient samples are stable at +2 to +8 °C for 1 week, light-protected in a closed vial. For longer storage (up to two weeks) keep samples below -18 °C.
Sample Preparation
  • In a light protected vial mix 200 μl whole blood or plasma with 100 μl Internal Standard and 300 μl Precipitation Reagent, mix for at least 30 s (vortex).
  • Centrifuge for 5 min at 14000 x g.
  • Add 100 μl of Derivatisation Mix and 250 μl of supernatant to a labeled Premixed Neutralisation Tube, mix briefly.
  • Incubate for 25 min at 60 °C (water bath).
  • Cool sample for 10 min at +2 to +8°C, then centrifuge for 2 min at 14000 x g.
  • Transfer supernatant into a light protected autosampler vial, inject 25–50 μl into the HPLC system.
Sample Stability The prepared samples are stable at room temperature for 1 day, at +2 to +8°C for 7 days. For longer storage keep samples below -18 °C (max. 2 weeks).
Injection Volume 25–50 μl
Flow rate 1.5–2.3 ml/min
Column temperature ambient (~25°C)

Start EX 320 nm, EM 415 nm,

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

Gradient binary
Additional Info

Every common HPLC system with binary pump and programmable fluorescence detector is suitable.

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.
Parameter Vitamin B1 (TPP, thiamine pyrophosphate), Vitamin B6 (PLP, pyridoxal 5’-phosphate)
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