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: 8 days; Refrigerated: 2 weeks; Frozen: 2 years

Reference Interval

Effective November 19, 2012

By Report

Interpretive Data



No compliance statements are in use for this test.

Note
Hotline History
N/A
Components
Component Test Code* Component Chart Name LOINC
0070145 Thyroid Stimulating Hormone 3016-3
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Aliases
  • Thyrotropin
  • TSH
  • TSH, Pregnancy
Thyroid Stimulating Hormone