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THYROID ANTIBODIES GROUP

Mnemonic

THY AB GP

Synonym

ATG, Anti-TG, Anti-TPO, TPO, Thyroid Microsomal Antibody

Includes

Thyroglobulin Antibody (ATGQ) and Thyroid Peroxidase Antibody (TPO)

Specimen Collection Requirements

Collect

Serum, one 5.0 mL gold (SST) or 7.0 mL red top tube

Supply Item Number - 101235 or 101192

Handling

Allow serum tubes to clot completely at room temperature (minimum - SST: 30 minutes, red top tubes: 60 minutes). Centrifuge and separate serum from cells ASAP.

Preferred Volume

1.5 mL Serum

Minimum Volume

0.5 mL Serum (1.2 mL minimum whole blood draw)

Transport

Refrigerated (2-8°C)

Rejection Criteria

Grossly hemolyzed or plasma specimens

Stability

AFTER SEPARATION FROM CELLS: Room Temperature (18-26°C): 8 hours; Refrigerated (2-8°C): 48 hours; Frozen (≤ -20°C): 1 month

Testing Information

Performed

7 days/week

Reported

24 hours

Method

Chemiluminescent Immunoassay

Reference Values

CPT Codes

ATGQ: 86800, TPO: 86376

Last Updated: Thursday, January 5, 2017 03:41:41 AM


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