THYROID PANEL

Mnemonic

THYPF

Includes

TSH; T4 Free

Specimen Collection Requirements

Collect

Serum or Plasma, one gold (SST), green (sodium heparin PST), lavender (EDTA) or green (sodium or lithium heparin) top tube

Handling

Allow serum to clot completely at room temperature. Separate serum or plasma from cells ASAP.

Preferred Volume

1.0 mL

Minimum Volume

0.5 mL

Rejection Criteria

Grossly hemolyzed specimens

Stability

AFTER SEPARATION FROM CELLS: Ambient: 24 hours; Refrigerated: 1 week; Frozen: 1 month

Testing Information

Performed

7 days/week

Method

Electrochemiluminescent Immunoassay

Referral Lab

Samaritan Health Services Laboratories

Reference Values

Reference Values

Interpretation provided.

CPT Codes

84443, 84439

Last Updated: Thursday, January 5, 2017 03:42:31 AM