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Thyroid Microsomal Antibody (Thyroid Peroxidase (TPO) Antibody)

Mnemonic:    [THYPEROXAB]
Name:    Thyroid Microsomal Antibody (Thyroid Peroxidase (TPO) 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.

Plasma from a Lavender EDTA is also acceptable.

Grossly hemolyzed or lipemic samples are unacceptable
Minimum Spec:    0.3 mL
Transport Temp:    FREEZE
Spec Stability:    Stable 7 days refrigerated.
Ref Lab/Code:    ARUP 0050075
  Method:    Chemiluminescent Immunoassay
Processing Info:    TPO antibody is included in Thyroid Abs (ARUP 50645).