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4284 Thyroid Peroxidase Antibodies (TPO)

Specimen Type
Specimen Stability
Reference Range
Serum
  or
Whole Blood
7 Days 2-8° C
<60 U/mL

Specimen Requirements

Preferred Specimen: Serum
Container: 1 Serum Separator Tube (SST)
Temperature: Refrigerated
Preferred Vol: 1.00 mL
Min Vol: 0.50 mL
  or
Alternate Specimen: Whole Blood
Container: 1 Lavender Top Tube
Temperature: Refrigerated
Preferred Vol: 2.00 mL
Min Vol: 0.50 mL

Method

Chemiluminescent immunoassay

Schedule

Mon-Fri

Turn-Around Time

24hrs

Instructions/Notes

Alternate Specimen Preferred amount: Full tube of Whole Blood

Clinical Utility

Diagnostically used in the quantitative determination of autoantibodies against thyroid peroxidase.

CPT Codes

86376

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