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Test Code TG AB Anti Thyroglobulin Antibody

Clinical System Name

Anti Thyroglobulin Antibody

Synonyms

Thyroid antibodies

Sample Requirements

Specimen: Whole blood

Container(s): Gold SST, Red, Gold Microtainer, Green/Sodium Heparin, Lavender/EDTA

Preferred Vol: 1.0 mL

Minimum Vol: 0.5 mL

 

Note: Serum or plasma should be removed from separator for storage.  Specimen may be stored in same tube as Anti TPO (1.5 mL whole blood for both tests).

 

Processing Instructions

Reject due to:

Spin: Y

Aliquot: Y

Temp:- 20 C

Storage location: CPA freezer, Fz1 rack

 

Off-site collection: Spin blood.  Transfer 0.5 mL serum or plasma to aliquot container. Send frozen.

Stability

Specimen Type Temperature Time
gel separator with serum Refrigerated 2 h
separated serum Room temp 2 h
  Refrigerated 7 d
  Frozen -20 C 6 m

 

Availability

STAT Performed TAT
N T, Th, Sa 2 - 4 d

 

Performing Laboratory

Seattle Children's Laboratory    

Department

Department:  Chemistry

Location: Chem East

Phone Number:  (206) 987-2617

Reference Range

< 40 IU/mL

Methodology

Method: Chemiluminescent immunoassay by Immulite

Analytical Volume: 0.25 mL serum

Limitations: Turbidity may affect results

CPT Codes

86800