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Thyroglobulin

Category Biochemistry >> Endocrinology
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Thyroglobulin is a dimeric glycoprotein precursor to thyroxine and triiodothyronine. It is synthesised by the follicular cells of the thyroid and its prevailing concentration is used as an index of tumour burden and to gauge the prese

Clinicial Indications

Monitoring of cancer patients post thyroidectomy.

Reference range

<1.0 ug/L in thyroidectomised patients

Sample & container required SST (gold top), serum (red top) or heparin (green top)
Sample volume 0.5 mL
Transport storage Stable at 2-8°C for 24 hours. Please freeze pending dispatch for analysis. Send to lab frozen.
Turnaround time 1 week
Notes

Grossly haemolysed samples are unsuitable for this assay.