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  • Anti-Thyroid Peroxidase Antibodies (Anti-TPO)

    Test Name:Anti-Thyroid Peroxidase Antibodies (Anti-TPO)
    Epic Order Code:LAB858
    CPT Code:86376  
    Specimen(s) Type:Serum; 1.0 mL
    Acceptable Container(s):
    Testing Schedule:Monday - Friday
    Turn Around Time:STAT: NA
     Routine: 1 - 3 days
    Collection Information:No special patient preparation is required. Obtain specimen by standard collection procedures.
    Transport Information:Deliver to lab immediately. All specimens must be signed into the laboratory.
    Reference Clients:If unable to deliver to the lab within 1 hour, centrifuge the specimen and remove serum from the red cells. Store and transport at 2 - 8° C. Specimen must be received in the lab within 72 hours. If longer storage is required, store and transport the sample at -10° C or colder for up to 30 days.
    Causes for Rejection:Improperly labeled, incorrect container, contaminated, insufficent quantity, incorrect/delay in transport, gross hemolysis.
    Reference Range:0.0 - 5.61 IU/mL
    Additional Information:About 20% of asymptomatic specimens may present with anti-TPO autoantibodies reflecting the prevalence in apparently healthy populations. The prevalence of anti-TPO may also depend on age, gender, and geographic region of the selected population.