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Clinical Background:

Detection and monitoring of functionless pituitary tumours

Detection and monitoring of glycoprotein hormone-secreting adenomas e.g. TSH, LH/FSH

Detection and monitoring of malignant gastroenteropan...

Detection and monitoring of functionless pituitary tumours

Detection and monitoring of glycoprotein hormone-secreting adenomas e.g. TSH, LH/FSH

Detection and monitoring of malignant gastroenteropancreatic tumours

Investigation of anomalous thyroid function test results

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Test Details

  • Discipline:

    Biochemistry

    Biochemistry

  • Specimen Container Adult:

    Serum

    Serum

  • Specimen Container Paediatric:

    Serum

    Serum

  • Minimum Volume Adult:

    0.5 mL

    0.5 mL

  • Minimum Volume Paediatric:

    0.5 mL

    0.5 mL

  • Special Requirement:

    Store sample at 4°C

    Store sample at 4°C

  • Transport Requirements:

    Sample to arrive on a weekday

     

    Sample to arrive on a weekday

     

  • Reference Ranges:

    Adult (Male & Female) <1 IU/L                                                                       

    Menopause and mid cycle <3 IU/L                                            

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    Adult (Male & Female) <1 IU/L                                                                       

    Menopause and mid cycle <3 IU/L                                            

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  • Routine Contact Name:

    Duty Biochemist

  • Routine Telephone:

    Freeman: 0191 244 8889

    RVI: 0191 282 9719

    Freeman: 0191 244 8889

    RVI: 0191 282 9719

  • Routine Email:

    - For external users: TNU-Tr.duty.biochemist@nhs.net

    - For Trust users: DutyBiochemist@nuth.nhs.uk

  • Specialist Test:

    Yes

    Yes

  • Specialist Contact Name:

    Endocrine Lab

    Endocrine Lab

  • Specialist Telephone:

    0191 282 4025

    0191 282 4025

Availability:

Sample sent to an external laboratory for analysis

Turn Around:

2-3 weeks

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