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  • Thyroid Stimulating Hormone (TSH)

    Test Name:Thyroid Stimulating Hormone (TSH)
    Epic Order Code:LAB129
    CPT Code:84443  
    Specimen(s) Type:Plasma or Serum
    Acceptable Container(s):
    Testing Schedule:24 hrs/day, 7 days/week
    Turn Around Time:STAT: 1 hour
     Routine: 2 hours
    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 plasma/serum from the red cells. Store and transport at 2-8° C. Specimen must be received in the lab within 24 hours.
    Causes for Rejection:Improperly labeled, incorrect container, contaminated, insufficient quantity, incorrect/delay in transport.
    Reference Range:0 - 4 days: 5.17-14.60 μIU/mL
     4 - 60 days: 0.43-16.10 μIU/mL
     2 mos - 2 yrs: 0.62-8.05 μIU/mL
     2 - 7 yrs: 0.54-4.53 μIU/mL
     7 - 12 yrs:0.66-4.14 μIU/mL
     12 - 19 yrs: 0.53-3.59 μIU/mL
     > 19 yrs: 0.27-4.20 μIU/mL
    Additional Information:The presence of autoantibodies may induce high molecular weight complexes (macro-TSH) which may cause unexpected high values of TSH.