Test Details

Mnemonic

TGAB

Ordering Code

3007985

CPT-4 Code(s)

86800

Specimen Information

Patient Preparation

According to the reagent manufacturer, consumption of biotin supplements or multivitamins containing biotin, may interfere with the results of this assay. For individuals taking biotin-containing supplements, testing at least three days after cessation of supplement consumption is recommended.
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Collect

SST
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Specimen Preparation

Centrifuge, separate serum from cells and send 1.0 mL serum refrigerated in a screw-capped plastic vial.
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Alternate Specimen

Serum: Red-top
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Minimum Volume

0.5 mL
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Transport Temperature

Refrigerated
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Rejection Criteria

Moderately hemolyzed or moderately lipemic specimens, plasma
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Stability

Room temperature: Unacceptable
Refrigerated: 7 days
Frozen: 60 days
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Methodology

Chemiluminescence
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Reference Range

<4.0 IU/mL
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Performing Laboratory

Warde Medical Laboratory
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