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Thyroid Antibodies

Mnemonic:    [Thyroid Abs]
Name:    Thyroid Antibodies
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.
Minimum Spec:    0.3 mL
Transport Temp:    FREEZE
Spec Stability:    Stable 7 days refrigerated.
Ref Lab/Code:    ARUP 0050645
  Method:    Chemiluminescent Immunoassay
Note:    Includes: Thyroid Peroxidase (TPO) Antibody (ARUP 50075) and Thyroglobulin Antibody (ARUP 500105).

Thyroglobulin Ab is included in the Thyroglobulin Level, so do not order Thyroid Abs if a thyroglobulin level (THYROGLOB) is ordered. Just order the TPO Ab along with the thyroglobulin.