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Test Identifier Information

 
Method

Beckman-Coulter Access Analyser - CMIA

Diagnostic Use / Indications

FTI (free thyroxine index) is calculated by measuring Thyroid Uptake (TU) and multiplying by TT4.

FTI = (T4 x TU)/TU median of Reference interval.

Useful when there are changes in thyroxine-binding globulin (TBG).

External Price$27.03(Exclusive of GST)
  

Specimen Collection

 
Patient SpecimenBlood 5ml plain, or Heparin(Green)
Paediatric SpecimenBlood 10 ml plain (2 full paediatric microtainer tubes)
Sample Delivery to LabAmbient
  

Instructions for Referral to CHLabs

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

CHLabs Laboratory

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

75-170 nmol/L (manufacturers data)

Additional Information

EDTA not acceptable.

Automated method with different reference range introduced 22 August 2014

Delphic Number Test Number8867

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