Thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH)

Background:

Investigation of thyroid dysfunction

Please indicate if patient is currently being treated for thyroid dysfunction (e.g. thyroxine/carbimazole/thyroidectomy) in order to aid interpretation.

Samples will not be analysed if previous analysis performed within 6 weeks. If there is a specific clinical reason for analysis within this timeframe, please state this on the request card.

Reference ranges:

Age range Reference range (mU/L)
All ages/sexes 0.1 - 5

Derived from Siemens Instructions for Use - March 2016

Results outside the reference range do not necessarily indicate disease. Similarly, results within the reference range do not preclude abnormality. Please contact the Duty Biochemist for discussion of individual patient results.

Other Comments:

For more information, please see the following: TSH - Lab Tests Online

About This Test

Department: Biochemistry

Requirement:

  • Gel/clotted¬†(yellow/red top)

Add-on requests are accepted up to 48 hours post sampling

Turnaround Time:

Within 24 hours