TSH Receptor Antibodies
Thyroid disorders Grave's disease Suspected thyroid disorders in
Specialist request only
Please note: The primary test for the
investigation of autoimmune thyroid disease is the detection of
anti Thyroid Peroxidase (TPO) antibodies.
Detection of autoantibodies against Thyroid Stimulating Hormone
Request via ICE
Assay performed as required.
It is essential to provide relevant clinical information.
No special preparation is required
All samples are generally sent to referral
laboratory within 3 working days of receipt in the
laboratory. The assay is performed as required.
Serum in red top tube
Gold top (SST) tube will be accepted
Samples should be transported to the laboratory as soon as is
Aliquot and store at 4-8°C prior to testing and at -20°C or
below for up to 1 month after receipt.
Causes for Rejection
Unlabelled/inadequately labelled sample
Inadequately completed request form
Delay in sample reaching laboratory.
A qualitative result is given and samples are reported as
Positive or Negative.
This test does not differentiate between blocking and