Competitive ELISA, Immobilized antigen
At ambient temperature. Upon receipt, store the product at the temperature recommended below.
Store the complete kit at 2–8°C. Under these conditions, the kit is stable until the expiration date (see label on the box).
Limit of Detection
The level of T4 in hypothyroid patients is decreased.
The level of T4 in hyperthyroid patients is increased.
In euthyroid individuals the level of T4 is within the normal range.
Thyroid binding globulin (TBG) levels have reportedly been elevated by the following conditions: increased estrogens from oral contraceptives, androgens, glucocorticords and pregnancy. Consequently, borderline T4 values should be viewed with caution when any of the above conditions are present.