Thyroglobulin Profile (THYGLO)

Test Code
LAB533

Quest Code
30278

CPT Codes
84432,86800

Includes
Thyroglobulin Antibodies and Quantitative Thyroglobulin

Preferred Specimen
2 mL serum

Patient Preparation
Dietary supplements containing biotin may interfere in assays and may skew results to be either falsely high or falsely low. For patients receiving the recommended daily doses of biotin, draw samples at least 8 hours following the last biotin supplementation. For patients on mega-doses of biotin supplements, draw samples at least 72 hours following the last biotin supplementation.

Minimum Volume
1 mL

Transport Container
Preferred: Gold top; Acceptable: Plain red top

Transport Temperature
Refrigerated

Specimen Stability
Room temperature: 7 days
Refrigerated: 7 days
Frozen: 28 days

Reject Criteria (Eg, hemolysis? Lipemia? Thaw/Other?)
Gross hemolysis • Grossly lipemic

Methodology
Immunoassay (IA)

Setup Schedule
8: 00am Mon-fri

Report Available
3 days

Reference Range
See Laboratory Report

Clinical Significance
Thyroglobulin (TG) is a secretory product only of the thyroid gland. The major clinical use of serum TG measurement is to monitor, but not to diagnose, patients with well-differentiated thyroid cancers. The measurement of thyroglobulin, after thyroidectomy and ablation of the thyroid gland, is useful to determine metastasis.
Deficient TG synthesis is observed in infants with goitrous hypo-thyroidism. Most patients with thyroid autoimmune disease have thyroglobulin antibody. With immunometric assays (sandwich assays), TGAB interference typically produces inappropriately low TG results, most likely caused by endogenous TG immune complexes that block one or more of the reagent antibodies from binding endogenous TG.

Performing Laboratory
Quest Diagnostics - South Region




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