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Test ID: FRTUP    
Free Thyroxine Index (FTI), Serum

Method Description Describes how the test is performed and provides a method-specific reference

Thyroxine Binding Capacity:

Thyroxine (T4) occupies the free binding sites in the serum sample. After addition of a T4-specific antibody labeled with a ruthenium complex, the T4-polyhapten and the antibody derivative react to form a complex, the concentration of which is inversely proportional to the concentration of the excess, exogenous T4. This immunological complex becomes bound to the added streptavidin-coated microparticles via interaction of biotin and streptavidin. Application of a voltage to the electrode then induces chemiluminescent emission which is measured by a photomultiplier.(Package insert: Roche T-Uptake reagent. Roche Diagnostics. V18 11/2011)

 

Thyroxine, Total:

The Roche Elecsys T4 assay is a competitive assay using electrochemiluminescence detection. Bound T4 is released from binding proteins by 8-anilino-1-naphthalene sulfonic acid (ANS). Patient specimen is incubated with sheep polyclonal anti-T4 antibody labeled with ruthenium. Streptavidin-coated microparticles and biotinylated T4 are added for a second incubation during which the still free binding sites of the labeled antibody become occupied. The resulting immunocomplex becomes bound to the solid phase by interaction of biotin and streptavidin. The reaction mixture is aspirated into the measuring cell where the microparticles are magnetically captured onto the surface of the electrode. Unbound substances are then removed and application of a voltage to the electrode induces the electrochemiluminescent emission. This signal is measured against a calibration curve to determine patient results.(Package insert: Elecsys T4. Roche Diagnostics; V 2.0 English 03/2020)

PDF Report Indicates whether the report includes an additional document with charts, images or other enriched information

No

Day(s) Performed Outlines the days the test is performed. This field reflects the day that the sample must be in the testing laboratory to begin the testing process and includes any specimen preparation and processing time before the test is performed. Some tests are listed as continuously performed, which means that assays are performed multiple times during the day.

Monday through Sunday

Report Available The interval of time (receipt of sample at Mayo Clinic Laboratories to results available) taking into account standard setup days and weekends. The first day is the time that it typically takes for a result to be available. The last day is the time it might take, accounting for any necessary repeated testing.

Same day/1 to 2 days

Performing Laboratory Location Indicates the location of the laboratory that performs the test

Rochester