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Thyroperoxidase Antibody

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Test ID   LAB858
EPIC Order
  Thyroid Peroxidase Antibody
CPT Code(s)   86376
Group/Individual Test   Individual
Laboratory   Clinical Immunology
Tube Station   30
Specimen Routine: 4 mL blood/Serum Separator Tube/Gold Top
  micro: 1 mL blood/Serum Separator Tube/Gold Top
Availability Routine: 2x/wk-Tuesdays and Fridays
  STAT: N/A
Turnaround Time   1-4 days
Reference Range Normal:  
Internal Reference Testing Specimen Handling Instructions: Centrifuge, Aliquot, Freeze <8 hrs after collection
Comments Samples submitted for TPO antibody testing are assayed with a quantitative, chemiluminescent microparticle immunoassay on the Abbott Architect system.  This test detects the presence of IgG antibodies to TPO in the serum.  The test is intended for use as an aid in the diagnosis of autoimmune thyroid disease.  Results are reported as the value obtained.  Reference Range is 0.00-5.60 IU/mL.  These antibodies may be detected in patients with other autoimmune diseases and low levels of TPO antibody may be detected in up to 20% of asymptomatic people.  Samples must arrive in the laboratory promptly as all samples must have the serum removed from the clot within 8 hours of collection.

Reviewed by gloria_crawford on January 31, 2017

Note: Reference ranges provided on this web site are for guidance only, and may not reflect the most recent changes. Refer to laboratory reports for current reference data.

UNC Hospitals
McLendon Clinical Laboratories
101 Manning Drive
Chapel Hill, NC 27514

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