Quest Diagnostics San Juan Capistrano
Other Reference Test
3-4 mL Blood
Red Top (No Additive)
Specimen collection after fluorescein dye angiography should be delayed for at least 3 days. For patients on hemodialysis, specimen collection should be delayed for 2 weeks. According to the assay manufacturer Siemens: "Samples containing fluorescein can produce falsely depressed values when tested with the Advia Centaur TSH3 Ultra assay." Serum collected in a serum separator tube (SST) is acceptable.
Room Temp=7 Days; Refrigerated=7 Days; Frozen=28 Days
2 mL Serum
1.5 mL Serum
Ultrasensitive TSH with and without HAMA treatment.