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THYROID STIMULATING HORMONE (TSH)

Alternative Name:

TSH,Thyrotropin;Ultrasensitive TSH

Clinical Utility:

Thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH) is produced by the anterior pituitary and promotes the uptake of iodide and the release of thyroid hormones T4 and T3. TSH levels are used to assess thyroid function regulated by the feedback mechanism of thyroid hormones. It is most commonly used as a screening test for hypothyroidism.

Container:

1 mL SST Tube

Collection Instructions:

Fill tube, invert gently 5 times, label with patient name, let stand for minimum of 30 minutes, maximum of 1 hr, spin for 10-15 minutes

Storage Instruction:

Refrigerate

Turnaround Time:

1 days

CPT Code:

84443 (1)