Laboratory: Clinical Biochemistry
Test Name:
THYROID STIMULATING HORMONE (TSH), ALTERNATIVE METHOD - (S)
Test Code: MISC8
Clinical Information:
Test Indications:
This is a second level test used for the evaluation of patients with thyroid hormone results that are inconsistent with the clinical picture. Specimens are sent to Hamilton Regional Laboratory for testing using the Ortho Diagnostics immunometric assay.
Collection Devices:
Specimen Required:
Serum: 2.0 mL
Pediatric Serum: 2.0 mL

Stability 7 days refrigerated, 4 weeks frozen
Referral:
Serum: 2.0 mL
Pediatric Serum: 2.0 mL
Requisition:
Reference Values:
A descriptive report will be sent.
Availability:
Endocrinology Consult Required
Orderable by physicians specializing in endocrinology or authorized physicians only.
See Also:
More Information:
Store and send frozen to HSC Clinical Chemistry - MS5. Specimen is referred to Hamilton Regional Laboratory for analysis.