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thyroid stimulating hormone
Synonyms: TSH 
Computer Code: TSH
Specimen Collection: 3 mL blood (red, gold and light green (Li heparin) top tube). 
Minimum Volume: 1 mL 
Handling Instructions for Offsite Areas: If red or gold top, allow to clot. All tube types should be centrifuged for 20 minutes and refrigerated. Serum must be removed from red top tube. Min 0.5 mL serum/plasma. 
Reference Values: Greater than 1 year old: 0.45-4.50 mU/L. Less than 1 year old: No range established for this age population. Contact the Lab Director at x23501 for consultation.  
Lab Code: CC 
Requisition: SPEC C
Test Frequency: Daily 
Routine TAT: 24 hr 
Stat TAT: 2 hr 
CPT Code(s): 84443 
LCD or NCD: (NCD) http://www.cms.hhs.gov/mcd/index_section.asp?ncd_sections=40 
Methodology Used: 77
See Addendum XVII

Albany Medical Center
43 New Scotland Avenue
Albany, NY, 12208
Date: 07/23/2014
Time: 09:59:46 (24hr)