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ID:199 Thyroxine (free thyroxine, fT4)
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DescriptionCirculating thyroid hormone
IndicationInvestigation of thyroid function and monitoring of treatment.
Additional InfoN.B Both serum and heparin plasma samples are acceptable.THYROID FUNCTION TESTS ARE STABLE FOR UP TO 72 HOURS.
Concurrent Testsna
Dietary Requirementsna
InterpretationfT4 and TSH are the first line screening tests in the investigation of thyroid dysfunction. The results should be interpreted together.

DepartmentBiochemistry
SampleBlood
TubeSerum or Heparin
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Collection Conditions
Min. Vol1 mL
Freq.Weekdays

Ref. Range (Male)10 - 20
Ref. Range (Female)10 - 20
Ref. Range (Paed)
Ref. Range Notes
Unitspmol/L
IP Acute TAT1.5 hours
IP Routine TAT3 hours
GP Acute TAT- Contact Laboratory
GP Routine TAT24 hours
Turnround CommentMinimum re-test interval = 28 days

Originally edited by : JHB. Review due on 04/12/2015 16:13:42. Published By dan carless on 04/12/2014 16:13:42.