Thyroglobulin and Antibody

Abbrev Code:TGABY   
Order Code:LAB3768Order Name:Thyroglobulin and Antibody
Synonyms:Thyroid; TGABY
Methodology:Radioimmunoassay; immunometric assay
CPT Codes: 84432 x1, 86800 x1
Test Includes:Thyroglobulin and thyroglobulin antibody
Turnaround Time:Specimens are sent to reference laboratory Mon-Fri; results are reported within 10 days.
Special Instructions:This assay is for "research/investigational use only" as indicated by the manufacturer. Testing reliability has been validated. Indicate if re-measurement of Thyroglobulin on past specimen is needed. Provide date of past specimen.

Collection Instructions

Specimen:Blood or Fine Needle Aspirate (FNA)
Optimal Volume:6 mL blood; 1 mL Fine Needle Aspirate
Minimum\Peds Volume:4.2 mL blood; 0.8 mL Fine Needle Aspirate
Container:Red (no gel)
Alternate Containers: See Collection Instructions, Red or gold (gel)
Collection Instructions:Alternate special container available from laboratory = fine needle aspiration (FNA) washout.
Causes for Rejection:Grossly hemolyzed or lipemic specimens.

Processing and Shipping

Specimen Processing:Centrifuge and aliquot 3 mL, 2 mL minimum serum within 2 hours of collection. Store in refrigerator. 1 mL FNA saline washout. Store frozen.
Shipping Instructions:Ship serum at refrigerated temperature. Ship FNA frozen.
Stability:University of Southern California Endocrine Services Section 1840 N. Soto Street Edmondson Bldg. Room 178 Los Angeles, CA 90032 For additional information call 1-855-224-7111.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Lab Sendouts  (University of Southern California)
Referral Lab number:TG/TGAB


Reference Range:

By report.


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