Thyroperoxidase Antibody (TPO Antibody)
This is a paramagnetic particle, chemiluminescent immuno assay.
This test is used to detect autoimmune diseases of the thyroid gland.
Specimen Collection and Preparation
Serum or plasma sample in the following tubes:
Serum separator tube (gold or tiger top)
Lithium Heparin (green top) OR EDTA (Lavender top)
Specimen Storage and Stability
Store serum or plasma at the following temperatures:
Room Temperature: 15 - 30°C for up to 8 hours
Refrigerated: 2 - to 8°C for up to 48 hours
Frozen: -20°C or lower. Specimens should be thawed no more than 3 times.
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