TGMS - Overview: Thyroglobulin Mass Spectrometry, Serum

Test Catalog

Test Name

Test ID: TGMS    
Thyroglobulin Mass Spectrometry, Serum

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

Accurate measurement of serum thyroglobulin (Tg) in patients with known or suspected antithyroglobulin autoantibodies (TgAB) or heterophile antibodies (HAB)


Reflex testing of samples with previously unknown TgAB status that prove TgAB positive during immunoassay testing


Rarely, in patients without thyroid cancer to assist in the differential diagnosis of early phase silent thyroiditis versus Graves' disease (the mass spectrometry-based method would only be required if these patients have TgAB or HAB)

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

Tryptic Protein Fragmentation, Further Purified With Immunocapture, Analysis by Liquid Chromatography-Tandem Mass Spectrometry (LC-MS/MS)

(This service is performed pursuant to an agreement with SISCAPA Assay Technologies Inc. covering US Patent 7,632,686)

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


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

Thyroglobulin, Mass Spec., S

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

HTG (Human Thyroglobulin)
TATC (Thyroglobulin Assay for Thyroid Cancer)
TG (Thyroglobulin)
Thyroglobulin Assay for Thyroid Cancer
Thyroglobulin HTC (Human Thyro)