This is a paramagnetic particle, chemiluminescent immunoassay.
Used as a type of tumor marker test for monitoring the presence of local and metastatic thyroid tissue in patients that have had thyroid gland ablation and do not produce serum thyroglobulin antibodies.
Specimen Collection and Preparation
Serum or plasma sample in the following tubes:
Serum separator tube (gold or tiger top)
Heparinized plasma (green top)
Specimen Storage and Stability
Store serum or plasma at the following temperatures:
Room temperature: 15°C to 30°C for no longer than 8 hours
Refrigerated: 2°C to 8°C for up to 48 hours
Frozen: -20°C or lower. Thaw samples only once.
Insufficient sample volume
Sample not stored at proper temperature
Frozen whole blood
Severely hemolyzed samples
Severely lipemic specimens
Specimen labeled incorrectly or not labeled
Monday – Saturday
Result available within 24 hours of receipt in laboratory
NOTE: Specimens are refrigerated (2-8°) for 7 days before disposal
Vibra Health Laboratory
1307- A, Allen Dr
Troy, MI 48083