TSH (Thyroid Stimulating Hormone)

NameThyroid Stimulating Hormone (TSH)
Tube TypeSerum (Gold top)
Reporting UnitsmIU/L
Reference Range<2 d
2 d – 6 d
6 d – 3 mo
4 mo – 1 y
1 y – 6 mo
7 y – 11 y
12 y – <20 y
20+ y
N/A
0.7 – 15.2
0.72 – 11
0.73 – 8.35
0.7 – 5.97
0.6 – 4.84
0.51 – 4.3
0.27 – 4.2
Analytical Range0.01 – 1000
AvailabilityNDDH (Mon-Fri)
Target turnaround time1 working day
Special requirements & notesNote if patient is taking thyroid medication
Patient preparationIf taking supplements, do not take in the 8 hours prior to blood test – may contain agents which affect the analysis
Volume required1 tube (4ml)
If delayed transport to lab, store:Centrifuged, in refrigerator
Factors affecting result interpretation
Time limit for add on test4 days
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Last updated: June 6, 2019