Primarily to evaluate for residual or recurrent thyroid cancer. Results may also be elevated in cases of thyroid injury (related to surgery, fine needle biopsy, or thyroiditis) or in response to thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) receptor stimulation.
There are no food, fluid, activity, or medication restrictions unless by medical direction.
Method: Chemiluminescent Enzyme Immunoassay.
|Age||Conventional Units||SI Units (Conventional Units × 1)|
|6 mo–3 yr||7–50 ng/mL||7–50 mcg/L|
|4–7 yr||4–40 ng/mL||4–40 mcg/L|
|8–17 yr||0.8–27 ng/mL||0.8–27 mcg/L|
|Adult–older adult||0.5–40 ng/mL||0.5–40 mcg/L|
|Note: These ranges do NOT apply to patients who have had thyroid surgery.|
Critical Findings and Potential Interventions
There's more to see -- the rest of this topic is available only to subscribers.
Van Leeuwen, Anne M., and Mickey Lynn. Bladh. "Thyroglobulin." Davis's Lab & Diagnostic Tests, 7th ed., F.A. Davis Company, 2017. Nursing Central, nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Davis-Lab-and-Diagnostic-Tests/425312/all/Thyroglobulin.
Van Leeuwen AMA, Bladh MLM. Thyroglobulin. Davis's Lab & Diagnostic Tests. F.A. Davis Company; 2017. https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Davis-Lab-and-Diagnostic-Tests/425312/all/Thyroglobulin. Accessed May 31, 2023.
Van Leeuwen, A. M., & Bladh, M. L. (2017). Thyroglobulin. In Davis's Lab & Diagnostic Tests (7th ed.). F.A. Davis Company. https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Davis-Lab-and-Diagnostic-Tests/425312/all/Thyroglobulin
Van Leeuwen AMA, Bladh MLM. Thyroglobulin [Internet]. In: Davis's Lab & Diagnostic Tests. F.A. Davis Company; 2017. [cited 2023 May 31]. Available from: https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Davis-Lab-and-Diagnostic-Tests/425312/all/Thyroglobulin.
* Article titles in AMA citation format should be in sentence-case
TY - ELEC T1 - Thyroglobulin ID - 425312 A1 - Bladh,Mickey Lynn, AU - Van Leeuwen,Anne M, BT - Davis's Laboratory & Diagnostic Tests UR - https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Davis-Lab-and-Diagnostic-Tests/425312/all/Thyroglobulin PB - F.A. Davis Company ET - 7 DB - Nursing Central DP - Unbound Medicine ER -