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Test Identifier Information

 
Method

Beckman-Coulter Access Analyser - CMIA

External Price$26.63(Exclusive of GST)
  

Specimen Collection

 
Pre-Testing Requirements

Patients who are undergoing biotin therapy and/or ingesting biotin supplements with levels of >100ng/mL  will show a falsely high TT3 result in the Beckman TT3 assay.

Patient SpecimenBlood 5 ml plain(Red), Heparin(Green)
Paediatric SpecimenBlood 1.0 ml plain (2 full paediatric microtainer tubes)
Sample Delivery to LabAmbient
  

Instructions for Referral to CHLabs

 
Aliquot InstructionsMinimum 1.0 ml serum. Ideally 1.5 ml. This volume allows all total thyroid function tests to be performed. Fridge 4C.
Aliquot Transport to CHLSeparated serum: Frozen
  

CHLabs Laboratory

 
DepartmentEndocrinology Laboratory
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Contact Phone Number (03) 364 0848 l x80848
Test AvailabilityMonday - Friday (business hours)
Turnaround Time2 hrs - 3 days
Reference Interval

1.3 - 2.7 nmol/L (Manufacturers data).

Uncertainty of Measurement

+/- 0.2nmo/L for <1.60 nmol/L

12.5% for >1.60 nmol/L

Additional Information

EDTA not acceptable.

Adjunct to primary thryoid function screen.

Automated method with different reference range introduced 22 August 2014

Delphic Number Test Number8865

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