Serum separator tube or a red top tube.
Separate serum from cells immediately by centrifugation and aliquot into a polypropylene or similar plastic tube.
Preferred volume: 1 mL serum
Minimum Volume: 0.5mL serum
Plasma, microbially contaminated, heat treated, or specimens with visible particulates should not be used. Addition of azide or other preservatives may adversely affect results. Lipemic or grossly hemolyzed serum should be avoided.
Frozen. Send serum Priority Overnight via FedEx and in a well insulated container on dry ice.
Up to 8 hours ambient or 48 hours refrigerated at 2-8°C. Freeze at or below -20°C for longer storage or shipping.
Immunology Lab - Diagnostic
ELISA (Anti Thyroid Peroxidse)
Human Male: Negative = <0.6, Weak Positive=0.6-1.0, Moderate Strong = >1.0
Human Female: Negative = <0.6, Weak Positive=0.6-1.0, Moderate Strong = >1.0