Thyroid stimulating hormone

Alphabetical Test listing

Thyroid stimulating hormone-258

  
Thyroid stimulating hormone
  
258
  
84443.1
  
TSH
  
Thyrotropin
Thyrotropic hormone
TSH
TSH sensitive
  
Lithium heparin (Li hep) plasma
  
  
2.0 mL
  
0.2 mL
  

Immediately follow collection, mix sample by inverting 8 - 10 times to prevent clotting

  

Spin

  

Lt green plasma separator (PST)

  
Serum
  

Gold serum separator (SST) tube

Red serum vial/tube, 5 mL

Red serum vial/tube, 10 mL

Red/Grey marble top serum separator (SST) vial/tube, 8.5 mL

  

Gold or Red/Grey marble top:

Immediatley following collection, mix sample by inverting 5 times

  

Gold or Red/Grey marble top:

  1. Allow sample to clot for a minimum of 30 minutes
  2. Spin within two (2) hours of sample collection

Red:

  1. Allow sample to clot
  2. Spin
  3. Transfer serum to a False bottom plasma/serum transport vial/tube (AHL), labelled as serum, within two (2) hours of sample collection
  

Gold serum separator (SST) tube

Red/Grey marble top serum separator (SST) tube

False bottom plasma/serum transport vial/tube (AHL)

  

Refrigerated (preferred) - 7 days*

Frozen - 6 months

*Allina Health Laboratory stability studies have shown this analyte to be stable up to 5 days when stored refrigerated in gel tubes.

  
  • Improper labels (unlabeled or mislabeled)
  • Hemolysis (some procedures)
  • Improper anticoagulant or ratio
  • Delay in transport
  • Improper storage temperature affecting results
  • Inappropriate timing of collection
  • Improper container
  • Leaking container resulting in compromised specimen
  • Quantity not sufficient (QNS)
  
AHL - Chemistry: C
  
Daily
  
1 day
  

Chemiluminescent Microparticle Immunoassay (CMIA)

  

 

1 month:   0.43 - 16.10 µIU/mL
2 years:     0.62 - 8.05 µIU/mL
2 - 6 yrs:   0.54 - 4.53 µIU/mL
7 - 12 yrs: 0.66 - 4.14 µIU/mL
Adult:        0.35 - 4.94 µIU/mL

  
84443
  
Yes
  
  
11/30/2001
  
09/11/2018
  
02/17/2020