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TEST DESCRIPTION

TEST CODE

THYS

CPT CODE

84443 ; 84439

EXPECTED TURNAROUND TIME

2-5 days 
(TAT is the interval starting when a specimen and order are received in the laboratory and ends with release of the test result.) In some cases, additional time should be allowed for additional confirmatory or additional reflex tests. Testing schedules may vary. In the event that reflex testing is performed TAT turnaround times can be extended.

TEST INCLUDES

TSH; FT4

SYNONYMS

Thyroid Panel

COLLECTION

COLLECTION INSTRUCTIONS

Gold top tube (SST)

SPECIMEN

Whole Blood

COLLECTION CONTAINERS

Gold top tube (SST)

COLLECTION AMOUNTS

Preferred: 2.5mL
Minimum: 1.0mL

REJECTION CRITERIA

Lipemic, hemolyzed, heat-inactivated and contaminated specimens are unacceptable.

PROCESSING

SPECIMEN PROCESSING INSTRUCTIONS

Allow specimen to clot 20-30 minutes and centrifuge. If using non-gel barrier tube, aliquot 1.0mL (minimum 0.5) serum or plasma into transport tube. Refrigerate.

PROCESSING SPECIMENS

Serum

PROCESSED AMOUNTS

Preferred: 1.0mL
Minimum: 0.5mL

SHIPPING/TRANSPORT & STORAGE

STABILITIES/STORAGE

AMBIENT
REFRIGERATED
FROZEN

4 hour(s)
7 day(s)
1 month(s)

SHIPPING INSTRUCTIONS

Ship refrigerated