Kenya Medical Laboratory Tests
Total tetraiodothyronine (FT4) Test in Kenya
Brief Descriptionit is a blood test that measure the amount of tetraiodothyronine in the blood
Patient PreparationThe patient should avoid taking biotin supplements at least 72 to sample collection.
Sample Typeserum or plasma
Sample volume1ml(adult)","0.8(pedriatric) with a minimum volume of 0.7(adult)","0.3(pedriatric)ml
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
Results Turnaroundwithin 24 hours of receipt of samples
Diseases / Diagnostic Indicatorsincreased T4 occur in neonatal state"," hepatitis and primary biliary cirrhosis. Low levels occur inliver and systemic illness"," nephrotic syndrome andacromegaly.