Thyroid Peroxidase Antibody


Sunquest Code:TPO  
Epic Code:LAB858Epic Name:Thyroid Peroxidase Antibody
Synonyms:Microsomal Antibody; Thyroperoxidase Autoantibody; Thyroid Microsomal Antibody; Anti-Microsomal Antibody; TPO
Methodology:Chemiluminescent immunoassay
CPT Code:86376
Turnaround Time:Performed Mon-Fri; results are reported the same day.


Collection Instructions

Specimen:Blood
Optimal Volume:1 mL
Minimum\Peds Volume:0.4 mL
Container:Red or gold (gel) (Red (no gel))


Processing and Shipping

Specimen Processing:Centrifuge and aliquot 0.3 mL, 0.1 mL minimum. Store in refrigerator.
Shipping Instructions:Ship at refrigerated temperature. Alternatively, ship on dry ice.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Endocrine  (UMMC-East Bank)


Interpretive

Reference Range:Less than 35 IU/mL
Use:Evaluation of suspected hypothyroidism.


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