1110 Thyroglobulin Autoantibodies

Components
NAME METHOD REFERENCE RANGE UNITS
Thyroglobulin Autoantibodies ICMA  < 60  U/mL 


Specimen Requirements
TYPE VOLUME TEMPERATURE INSTRUCTIONS
PRIMARY
1 Serum 1 (0.4) mL   Ambient - 5 Day(s), Refrigerated - 7 Day(s), Frozen - 2 Month(s)  


Clinical utility
Useful in the differential diagnosis of congenital hypothyroidism and the management of nonmedullary differentiated thyroid carcinoma. Thyroglobulin and/or thyroid peroxidase autoantibodies occur in sera of most autoimmune thyroid disease patients. Individuals with thyroid peroxidase autoantibodies go on to develop hypothyroidism at a rate of about 3% per year.


Reported: Same day

CPT Code: 86800

Notes: Pediatric reference range is the same as for adults.