Imperial Collage Healthcare

Thyroglobulin


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 ug/L in thyroidectomised pateints


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


Sample Volume
0.5 mL


Transport/Storage

Stable at 2-8oC for 24 hours. Please freeze pending dispatch for analysis.

Send to lab frozen.


Turnaround Time
1 week


Notes
Grossly haemolysed samples are unsuitable for this assay.


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