Kenya Medical Laboratory Tests
TSH Test in Kenya
Brief Descriptionit is a blood test that measures the amount of thyroxine in the blood. Used for thyroid function testing.
Synonymsthird generation THS"," thyrotropin
Patient PreparationThe patient should avoid taking biotin supplements at least 72 to sample collection.
Sample volume1ml with a minimum volume of 0.7ml
Sample collection ContainerGel-barrier"," red-top or green top tube (lithium heparin). Avoid using EDTA"," oxalate or citrate p
Sample collection instructionstransfer separated serum to a plastic transport tube if a red top tube is used..
Sample storageStore sample at room temperature
Reference range>10 years;0.450-4.500uIU/Ml
Results Turnaroundwithin 24 hours of receipt of samples
Diseases / Diagnostic IndicatorsHigh thyroxine levels are indicated in the elderly"," patients with thyrotropin secreting pituitary adenomas and hypothyroidism. The levels are low in hyperthyroidism.