Thyroid Peroxidase Antibody
CPT Code: 86376
Order Code: C375
ABN Requirement: No
Synonyms: TPO; Anti-Thyroid Microsomal Antibody; Anti-TPO
Volume: 0.5 mL
Minimum Volume: 0.3 mL
Container: Gel-barrier tube (SST, Tiger Top)
- Collect and label sample according to standard protocols.
- Gently invert tube 5 times immediately after draw. DO NOT SHAKE.
- Allow blood to clot 30 minutes.
- Centrifuge for 10 minutes.
Special Instructions: Samples should not be taken from patients receiving therapy with high biotin doses (>5 mg/day) until at least 8 hours following the last administration. Specimens should not be taken from patients on Itraconazole therapy.
Transport: Store serum at 2°C to 8°C after collection and ship the same day per packaging instructions included with the provided shipping box.
Ambient (15-25°C): 8 days
Refrigerated (2-8°C): 8 days
Frozen (-20°C): 2 months
Causes for Rejection: Moderate to gross hemolysis; specimens other than serum; improper labeling; samples not stored properly; samples older than stability limits
Methodology: Electrochemiluminescence Immunoassay (ECLIA)
Turn Around Time: 1 to 5 days
Clinical Significance: The thyroid peroxidase antibody test is used for the diagnosis, evaluation, and monitoring of autoimmune thyroid disorders, including Grave’s disease, and certain types of goiter.
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