Thyroid Stimulating Hormone
0070145
 
Ordering Recommendation
Preferred test for screening and monitoring of thyroid function.
Mnemonic
TSH
Methodology
Quantitative Chemiluminescent Immunoassay
Performed
Sun-Sat
Reported
Within 24 hours
New York DOH Approval Status
This test is New York DOH approved.
Specimen Required
Patient Preparation
 
Collect
Plasma separator tube (PST). Also acceptable: Green (sodium heparin), lavender (EDTA), or serum separator tube (SST).  
Specimen Preparation
Separate serum or plasma from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Allow serum specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Transfer 1 mL serum or plasma to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.5 mL)  
Storage/Transport Temperature
Refrigerated.  
Unacceptable Conditions
Grossly hemolyzed specimens.  
Remarks
 
Stability
After separation of cells: Ambient: 24 hours; Refrigerated: 1 week; Frozen: 1 month  
Reference Interval
Effective November 19, 2012

By Report
Interpretive Data
Note
CPT Code(s)
84443
Components
Component Test Code*Component Chart Name
0070145Thyroid Stimulating Hormone
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Cross References
  • Thyrotropin
  • TSH
  • TSH STIM
  • TSH, Pregnancy