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.
Submit With Order
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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Aliases
  • Thyrotropin
  • TSH
  • TSH, Pregnancy