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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):Tops are gold and red
Testing Schedule:Monday - Friday
Turn Around Time:STAT: NA
 Routine: 1- 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, insufficient 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.