Triiodothyronine, Total (Total T3)
0070474
Ordering Recommendation
Not recommended for routine thyroid screening.
Mnemonic
T3 TOTAL
Methodology
Quantitative Electrochemiluminescent 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 or serum separator tube. Also acceptable: Lavender (EDTA), pink (K2EDTA), or green (sodium or lithium heparin).  
Specimen Preparation
Allow specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Separate serum or plasma from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. 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 from cells: Ambient: 24 hours; Refrigerated: 1 week; Frozen: 1 month  
Reference Interval
 
 
Cord blood 14-​86 ng/dL
0-​3 days 96-​292 ng/dL
4-​30 days 62-​243 ng/dL
1-​23 months 81-​281 ng/dL
2-​6 years 83-​252 ng/dL
7-​11 years 92-​219 ng/dL
12-​19 years 83-​215 ng/dL
20 years and older 80-​200 ng/dL
Interpretive Data
 
Note
 
CPT Code(s)
84480
Components
Component Test Code*Component Chart NameLOINC
0070474Triiodothyronine, Total (Total T3)3053-6
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Aliases
  • Free T3
  • FT3
  • T3 Total
  • Total T3