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Blood Test Information

minimum sample volume required ~ 5ml

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Test Code: TGL

Tube type: SST

Special instructions
Please note: All samples are also analysed for thyroglobulin antibodies as their presence can interfere with the assay for thyroglobulin.

Sent away to Endocrine laboratory, University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff. On occasion samples may be sent to Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham, for analysis by a different method.

Reference range
<0.1 (In thyroid cancer patients, after total throidectomy and I131 ablation)


Turnaround Time
10 days

Department: Biochemistry

Clinical Application
Used as a tumour marker to monitor patients with a history of differentiated thyroid cancer following treatment with a total-thyroidectomy.


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