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Thyroglobulin


Lab Code : THYROG


Test Background
Thyroglobulin is a dimeric glycoprotein precursor to thyroxine and triiodothyronine. It is synthesised by the follicular cells of the thyroid and its prevailing concentration is used as an index of tumour burden and to gauge the prese


Clinical Indications
Monitoring of cancer patients post thyroidectomy.


Reference Range
<1.0 nmol/L in thyroidectomised pateints


Sample Required
SST (gold top), serum (red top) or heparin (green top)


Sample Volume
1 mL


Turnaround Time
1 week


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