Kenya Medical Laboratory Tests

TSH Test in Kenya

Brief Description

it is a blood test that measures the amount of thyroxine in the blood. Used for thyroid function testing.


third generation THS"," thyrotropin

Patient Preparation

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

Sample Type


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

>10 years;0.450-4.500uIU/Ml

Results Turnaround

within 24 hours of receipt of samples

Diseases / Diagnostic Indicators

High thyroxine levels are indicated in the elderly"," patients with thyrotropin secreting pituitary adenomas and hypothyroidism. The levels are low in hyperthyroidism.