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Thyroglobulin Antibody

Mnemonic:    [Thyro Ab]
Name:    Thyroglobulin Antibody
Specimen:    0.5 mL serum from a Red SST or Red top tube, or plasma from a Green PST. Refrigerate within 8 hours of collection.

Grossly hemolyzed or lipemic samples are unacceptable.

EDTA plasma is unacceptable.
Minimum Spec:    0.3 mL
Transport Temp:    FREEZE
Spec Stability:    Stable 7 days refrigerated.
Ref Lab/Code:    ARUP 0050105
  Method:    Chemiluminescent Immunoassay
Note:    On May 7, 2012 a new assay with better sensitivity will be in use. Reference interval will change from 0.0-20.0 IU/mL to 0.0 to 4.0 IU/mL.
Processing Info:    A Thyroglobulin Antibody is included in a Thyroglobulin, Serum or Plasma ( ARUP #70421); it is rarely ordered by itself--check orders carefully.

It is also included in Thyroid Antibodies (ARUP #50645)