3062 Thyroid Peroxidase Autoantibodies

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


Specimen Requirements
TYPE VOLUME TEMPERATURE INSTRUCTIONS
PRIMARY
1 Serum 1 (0.2) mL   Ambient - 5 Day(s), Refrigerated - 7 Day(s), Frozen - 2 Month(s)  
ALTERNATE
  Plasma Heparinized 1 (0.2) mL   Ambient - 5 Day(s), Refrigerated - 7 Day(s), Frozen - 2 Month(s)  
  Plasma EDTA 1 (0.2) mL   Ambient - 5 Day(s), Refrigerated - 7 Day(s), Frozen - 2 Month(s)  


Clinical utility
Autoantibodies to thyroid peroxidase (TPO), which is the major antigen of thyroid microsomes, can be detected in the serum of patients with autoimmune thyroid disease (e.g., Hashimoto, Graves) and predict elevated serum TSH concentrations.


Reported: Same day

CPT Code: 86376

Notes: Pediatric reference ranges are the same as for adults.