Providence Laboratory Services Announces Improvements on Thyroglobulin, Thyroglobulin Antibody, and Thyroid Peroxidase Antibody (TPO) Testing

September 23, 2014

Effective September 23, 2014, the Providence Regional Laboratory will begin transitioning Thyroglobulin, Thyroglobulin Antibody, and Thyroid Peroxidase Antibody (TPO) testing to the Beckman Coulter Access method.

This change is being made to improve low-end sensitivity for the Thyroglobulin and Thyroglobulin Antibody assays.  Clinicians will receive results for both the new methods and the old methods on a single report to allow for patients to be re-baselined from September 23 through mid-December, 2014. Please refer to our clinical update on this topic for additional details.