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Thyroglobulin Antibody II (Anti-Thyroglobulin)

Methodology

Thyroglobulin Antibody II test is a paramagnetic particle, chemiluminescent immunoassay.

Test Utility

Thyroglobulin is produced by the thyroid gland and aids in the storage and synthesis of thyroid hormones. Patients producing autoantibodies to thyroglobulin may have an autoimmune thyroid disease such as Hashimoto’s or Graves’ disease, or a nontoxic goiter. The measurement of the autoantibodies may aid in the diagnosis of such diseases.

Specimen Collection and Preparation

Serum or plasma sample in the following tubes:

  • Serum separator tube (gold or tiger top)

  • Heparin (green top)

  • EDTA (lavender 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 up to 1 month. Thaw samples no more than 2 times.

Specimen Rejection

  • Insufficient sample volume

  • Sample not stored at proper temperature

  • Frozen whole blood

  • Severely hemolyzed samples

  • Severely lipemic specimens

  • Specimen labeled incorrectly or not labeled

Reference Pages

Performed

Monday – Saturday

Result available within 24 hours of receipt in laboratory

NOTE: Specimens are refrigerated (2-8°) for 7 days before disposal

Contacts

Vibra Health Laboratory

1307- A, Allen Dr

Troy, MI 48083

(248) 846-0663

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