Important Information about Monkeypox from NC-DHHS (5/20/2022) to All North Carolina Clinicians and Laboratorians

Triiodothyronine T3 (Total)

Mint Green Plasma Separator Tube

Tube Type

Test ID   LAB136
EPIC Order
CPT Code(s)   84480
Group/Individual Test   Individual
Laboratory   Core Laboratory
Tube Station   30
Specimen Routine: 4 mL blood/Li Heparin plasma separator tube/Mint Green top. Also acceptable serum (Gold SST / Red Top Tube)
  Micro: 2 microcollection devices/900 µL blood/mint green top bullet/gold top/red top
Unspun: 8 hours
Spun/separated, Room Temp-<8 hrs recommended
Spun/separated, Refrigerator: 48 hours
Spun/separated, Frozen: 30 days
Availability Routine: 24 hrs/day
Turnaround Time   2 hours
Reference Range Normal:
Patient Age Total T3 Reference Range, ng/dL
1-23 months 120.0 - 240.0
23 months - 12 years 110.0 - 210.0
12 years - 20 years 90.0 - 190.0
20 years + 60.0 - 180.0
Comments Testing is performed using the Siemens Atellica T3 Assay.  Heterophilic antibodies may cause interference.

Reviewed by jcayless on December 28, 2021

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