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Test ID: TBPE    
Thyroxine-Binding Protein Electrophoresis, Serum

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Secondary ID A test code used for billing and in test definitions created prior to November 2011


NY State Approved Indicates the status of NY State approval and if the test is orderable for NY State clients.


Useful For Suggests clinical disorders or settings where the test may be helpful

Explaining unusual thyroxine (T4), free T4, and thyroxine-binding globulin (TBG) test results that do not correlate with the patient’s clinical presentation.


Detecting the presence of aberrant thyroxine-binding proteins such as abnormal forms of albumin and prealbumin


Detecting selective deficiency of one of the thyroxine-binding proteins


Detecting antibodies to T4


An adjunct to the diagnosis of patients with high T4 concentration due to peripheral hormone resistance by ruling out thyroxine-binding abnormalities

Method Name A short description of the method used to perform the test

Electrophoretic Determination of the Major Binding Proteins of T4

Reporting Name A shorter/abbreviated version of the Published Name for a test; an abbreviated test name

Thyroxine-Binding Protein Electro

Aliases Lists additional common names for a test, as an aid in searching

T4 Antibodies
T4 Binders
T4 Binding Protein Electrophoresis
TBPE (Thyroxine-Binding Protein Electrophoresis)
Thyroid Binding Albumin
Thyroid Binding Prealbumin
Thyroid-Hormone Binding Electro
Thyroxine Antibodies
Thyroxine Binders
Thyroxine-Binding Protein Electrophoresis, Serum