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T3, Free, Tracer Dialysis

Test Code

36598

CPT Code(s)

84480, 84481

Includes

Free T3, T3 Total

Preferred Specimen(s)

1 mL serum

Minimum Volume

0.5 mL

Transport Temperature

Room temperature

Specimen Stability

Room temperature: 4 days
Refrigerated: 7 days
Frozen: 28 days

Methodology

Equilibrium Dialysis by Radioimmunoassay (RIA) •  Immunochemiluminescence Assay (ICMA)

Performing Laboratory

Quest Diagnostics Nichols Institute
33608 Ortega Highway
San Juan Capistrano, CA 92690-6130

Setup Schedule

Set up: Sun-Thurs; Report available: 4-7 days

Reference Range(s)

Free T3

 1-9 Years 282-518 pg/dL 
 10-13 Years 286-556 pg/dL
 14-17 Years 252-501 pg/dL
 Adult 210-440 pg/dL
 Pregnancy (all trimesters) 200-380 pg/dL 
T3 Total
<4 Year Not established
4-9 Years 104-190 ng/dL
10-13 Years 94-213 ng/dL
14-17 Years 84-179 ng/dL
≥18 Years 76-181 ng/dL

Clinical Significance

T3 measurements are used to diagnose hyperthyroidism. This test can also be used to clarify thyroid status in the presence of possible protein-binding abnormalities.

LOINC®' Code(s)

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NOTE: The codes listed in the table below are not orderable Test Codes.

Result
Code
Result NameLOINC CodeComponent Name
400Free T329239-1Triiodothyronine.free
540T3, Total3053-6Triiodothyronine

Reference ranges are provided as general guidance only. To interpret test results use the reference range in the laboratory report.

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