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Laboratory Medicine

Test catalogue

Anti-Thyroglobulin Antibodies (ATG, Anti-Tg)

Test Name

Anti-Thyroglobulin Antibodies (ATG, Anti-Tg)

Gold Tube Specimen Type / Requirements

Container Type = 1 Gold Top (SST)

Minimum Volume = 1 ml serum

Tube must fill to at least ½ or greater of its vacuum capacity

Specimen Handling

Collection Instructions: Collect sample in gold or red top tube with or without gel separator. Write your initials, date and time of collection on the collection label or requisition.

Special Instructions Serum or heparinized plasma free from hemolysis collected with or without gel separator. Separate serum or plasma from cells within 2 hours of collection

Rejection Criteria: Gross hemolysis, Unlabeled or Not Sufficient Quantity Samples will be rejected.

Stability: Stable for 3 days at room temperature, refrigerated 1 week and frozen 1 months

Transportation: Send sample to core lab as soon as possible.

Required Documentation

Turnaround Time (TAT)

10 days (batched)

Test Utilization

Routine

Reference Value

< 40 kIU/L

Test code

ATG.

Methodology

Spectrophotometric (Kinetic rate method)

Testing Location

SMH-Biochemistry

Other Information