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Thyroperoxidase Antibody (TPO Antibody)


This is a paramagnetic particle, chemiluminescent immuno assay.

Test Utility

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.

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


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

(248) 846-0663

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