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Laboratory Medicine

Test catalogue

TSH Heterophile Antibodies

Test Name

TSH Heterophile Antibodies

Gold Tube Specimen Type / Requirements

Container Type = 1 Gold Top (SST)

Minimum Volume = 2 ml serum

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

Specimen Handling

Collection Instructions: Collect sample in gold top (SST) tube. Ensure both sample and requisition is properly labelled. Write your initials, date and time of collection on the collection label.

Laboratory Staff Instructions: Specimen must be labelled properly. Sperate as soon as possible and send refrigrated

Rejection Criteria: Grossly hemolyzed, lipemic, Unlabeled or Not Sufficient Quantity Samples will be rejected.

Stability: Store samples at 2-8 C, if not analyzed within 4 hours. Freeze samples at or below -20 C if the sample is not analyzed within 24 hours. Frozen samples can remain frozen for up to one year in a frost free fridge.

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

Required Documentation

Turnaround Time (TAT)

2 weeks (Batched)

Test Utilization

Reference Value

See Report

Test Code

MISCS

Methodology

Immunochemical (Heterophilic Blocking Tubes)

Testing Location

Referred Out – ON, Canada (ROSJ03)

Other Information

Last Updated: June 06, 2019