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Test ID T3 T3 (Triiodothyronine), Total, Serum

Useful For

Second-order testing for hyperthyroidism in patients with low thyroid-stimulating hormone values and normal thyroxine levels

 

Diagnosis of triiodothyronine toxicosis

Method Name

Electrochemiluminescence Immunoassay

Reporting Name

T3 (Triiodothyronine), Total, S

Specimen Type

Serum


Specimen Required


Container/Tube:

Preferred: Serum gel

Acceptable: Red top

Submission Container/Tube: Plastic vial

Specimen Volume: 1 mL

Additional Information: 12 hours before this blood test do not take multivitamins or dietary supplements containing biotin or vitamin B7, which are commonly found in hair, skin, and nail supplements and multivitamins.


Specimen Minimum Volume

0.5 mL

Specimen Stability Information

Specimen Type Temperature Time
Serum Refrigerated (preferred) 7 days
  Frozen  30 days

Reference Values

Adult (≥20 years): 80-200 ng/dL

Pediatric:

0-5 days: 73-288 ng/dL

6 days-2 months: 80-275 ng/dL

3-11 months: 86-265 ng/dL

1-5 years: 92-248 ng/dL

6-10 years: 93-231 ng/dL

11-19 years: 91-218 ng/dL

Day(s) and Time(s) Performed

Monday through Friday; 5 a.m.-12 a.m.

Saturday; 6 a.m.-6 p.m.

Performing Laboratory

Mayo Medical Laboratories in Rochester

CPT Code Information

84480

LOINC Code Information

Test ID Test Order Name Order LOINC Value
T3 T3 (Triiodothyronine), Total, S 3053-6

 

Result ID Test Result Name Result LOINC Value
T3 T3 (Triiodothyronine), Total, S 3053-6

Test Classification

This test has been cleared or approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and is used per manufacturer's instructions. Performance characteristics were verified by Mayo Clinic in a manner consistent with CLIA requirements.

Testing Algorithm

See Thyroid Function Ordering Algorithm in Special Instructions.