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Test Code TG AB Anti Thyroglobulin Antibody

Clinical System Name

Anti Thyroglobulin Antibody


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.


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



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


Performing Laboratory

Seattle Children's Laboratory    


Department:  Chemistry

Location: Chem East

Phone Number:  (206) 987-2617

Reference Range

< 40 IU/mL


Method: Chemiluminescent immunoassay by Immulite

Analytical Volume: 0.25 mL serum

Limitations: Turbidity may affect results

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