Specimen Requirements

Title

ANTI-THYROID ANTIBODIES

Specimen Requirement

1 SST/2.0 mL serum. After 30 minutes of clotting, promptly centrifuge and refrigerate.

Methodology

Stability

Refrigerated 7 days

Reference Range

By Report*

Turnaround

1-3 Days Performed Mon-Fri

Clinical Use

Useful in the differential diagnosis of congenital hypothyroidism and the management of nonmedullary differentiated thyroid carcinoma. Thyroglobulin and/or thyroid peroxidase autoantibodies occur in sera of most autoimmune thyroid disease patients. Individuals with thyroid peroxidase autoantibodies go on to develop hypothyroidism at a rate of about 3% per year

Test Code

TAPM