Thyroglobulin and Antibody Reflex


Sunquest Code:TGABR  
Epic Code:LAB8142Epic Name:Thyroglobulin and Antibody Reflex
Synonyms:Thyroid
Methodology:Chemiluminescent immunoassay, High performance liquid chromatography, Tandem mass spectrometry
Test Includes:Thyroglobulin and thyroglobulin antibody
Turnaround Time:Performed Mon-Fri; results are reported in 1-9 days.


Collection Instructions

Specimen:Blood
Optimal Volume:3.5 mL
Minimum\Peds Volume:1.7 mL
Container:Red or gold (gel) (Red (no gel))
Causes for Rejection:Grossly hemolyzed or lipemic specimens.
Contraindications:Large doses of biotin (10 mg or more per day) may cause falsely decreased thyroglobulin levels as measured by the Immulite 2000 XPi. If interference is suspected, it is strongly recommeded that biotin is discontinued for at least one week prior to retesting.


Processing and Shipping

Specimen Processing:Centirfuge and aliquot 1.25 mL; 0.75 mL minimum. Store refrigerated.
Shipping Instructions:Ship at refrigerated temperature.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Endocrine  (UMMC-East Bank)


Interpretive

Reference Range:By report.


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