Test Catalog

Test ID: TAB    
Thyroid Autoantibodies Profile, Serum

Specimen Type Describes the specimen type validated for testing

Serum Red

Advisory Information

If thyroglobulin tumor marker testing is desired, order HTG2 / Thyroglobulin, Tumor Marker, Serum.

Specimen Required Defines the optimal specimen required to perform the test and the preferred volume to complete testing

Patient Preparation: For 12 hours before this test do not take multivitamins or dietary supplements containing biotin (vitamin B7), which is commonly found in hair, skin, and nail supplements and multivitamins.

Container/Tube: Red top

Specimen Volume: 1 mL

Collection Instructions: Red-top tubes should be centrifuged and aliquoted within 2 hours of collection.

Specimen Minimum Volume Defines the amount of sample necessary to provide a clinically relevant result as determined by the Testing Laboratory

0.5 mL

Reject Due To Identifies specimen types and conditions that may cause the specimen to be rejected

Hemolysis

Mild OK; Gross reject

Lipemia

Mild OK; Gross OK

Icterus

NA

Other

Gel tube

Specimen Stability Information Provides a description of the temperatures required to transport a specimen to the performing laboratory, alternate acceptable temperatures are also included

Specimen TypeTemperatureTime
Serum RedRefrigerated (preferred)7 days
 Frozen 30 days