Thyroglobulin Antibody, Serum
Specimen Type Describes the specimen type needed for testing
Specimen Required Defines the optimal specimen. This field describes the type of specimen required to perform the test and the preferred volume to complete testing. The volume allows automated processing, fastest throughput and, when indicated, repeat or reflex testing.
Container/Tube: Red top
Specimen Volume: 0.6 mL
Collection Instructions: Red-top tubes should be centrifuged and aliquoted within 2 hours of collection
Additional Information: If thyroglobulin tumor marker testing is desired, do not order this test; order HTG2 / Thyroglobulin, Tumor Marker, Serum, which includes both thyroglobulin and thyroglobulin antibody or HTGR / Thyroglobulin, Tumor Marker Reflex to LC-MS/MS or Immunoassay, depending on caregiverâ€™s preference.
Forms: If not ordering electronically, submit a General Request Form (Supply T239) with the specimen.
Specimen Minimum Volume Defines the amount of specimen required to perform an assay once, including instrument and container dead space. Submitting the minimum specimen volume makes it impossible to repeat the test or perform confirmatory or perform reflex testing. In some situations, a minimum specimen volume may result in a QNS (quantity not sufficient) result, requiring a second specimen to be collected.
Mild OK; Gross reject
Mild OK; Gross OK
Specimen Stability Information Provides a description of the temperatures required to transport a specimen to the laboratory. Alternate acceptable temperature(s) are also included.
|Serum Red||Refrigerated (preferred)||7 days|