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CUPNL / 403005P-I
CHRONIC URTICARIA INDEX PANEL

Test Code CUPNL / 403005P-I 
Test CHRONIC URTICARIA INDEX PANEL 
Methodology CU INDEX: Cell Culture and Enzyme Immunoassay
Anti-Thyroid Peroxidase, Anti-Thyroglobulin, TSH: Immunlite 2000 
Specimen Draw blood into a serum separator tube. Spin down and send 1.0 mL (minimum: 0.15 mL) of serum refrigerated in a screw-capped, plastic vial.

NOTE: Patients taking calcineurin inhibitors should stop their medication 72 hours prior to draw. Patients on prednisone should be off their medication 2 weeks prior to draw. If the specimen is to be held for more than a week, it should be stored frozen until shipped to the lab. 

Reference Values Anti-Thyroid Peroxidase IgG: < 35 IU/mL
Anti-Thyrogloblin: < 40 IU/mL
TSH: 0.4 - 4.0 uIU/mL
CU Index: < 10 
Analytic Time 2 to 5 Days 
Day(s) Test Set Up Monday, Wednesday, Friday 
CPT Code(s) 84443  Thyroid Stimulating Hormone
86352  Cellular Function Assay
86376  Microsomal Antibody
86800  Thyroglobulin Antibody