Kenya Medical Laboratory Tests

Free Triiodothyronine (FT3) Test in Kenya

Brief Description

it is a blood test that evaluates thyroid function by measuring the amount of thyroid hormone in the blood.



Patient Preparation

The patient should avoid taking biotin supplements at least 72 to sample collection.

Sample Type

serum or plasma

Sample volume

1ml with a minimum volume of 0.7ml

Sample collection Container

Gel-barrier"," red-top or green top tube (lithium heparin). Avoid using EDTA"," oxalate or citrate p

Sample collection instructions

transfer separated serum to a plastic transport tube if a red top tube is used..

Sample storage

Store sample at room temperature

Reference range

>19 years;2.0-4.4pg/mL

Results Turnaround

1-2 days after receipt of samples

Diseases / Diagnostic Indicators

associated with confirmatory diagnosis of hyperthyroidism and in T3 toxicosis.