|Specimen:||Whole Blood/ Serum/ Plasma||Storage:||2-30°C|
lateral flow diagnostics,
lateral flow assay
A rapid test for the qualitative detection of human Thyroid Stimulating Hormone (TSH) in whole blood, serum or plasma CE certified
The TSH Rapid Test Cassette (Whole Blood/ Serum/ Plasma) is a rapid chromatographic immunoassay for the qualitative detection of Thyroid Stimulating Hormone (TSH) in whole blood, serum, or plasma to aid in the screening the adult population for primary hypothyroidism by medical professionals. It is not indicated for use in screening neonates for hypothyroidism.
Thyroid-stimulating hormone (also known as thyrotropin, thyrotropic hormone, TSH, or hTSH for human TSH) is a pituitary hormone that stimulates the thyroid gland to produce thyroxine (T4), and then triiodothyronine (T3) which stimulates the metabolism of almost every tissue in the body. It is a glycoprotein hormone synthesized and secreted by thyrotrope cells in the anterior pituitary gland, which regulates the endocrine function of the thyroid. TSH (with a half life of about an hour) stimulates the thyroid gland to secrete the hormone thyroxine (T4), which has only a slight effect on metabolism. T4 is converted to triiodothyronine (T3), which is the active hormone that stimulates metabolism. About 80% of this conversion is in the liver and other organs, and 20% in the thyroid itself. 
Laboratory testing of thyroid stimulating hormone* levels in the blood is considered the best initial test for hypothyroidism.  *TSH
It is important to note the statement from the Subclinical Thyroid Disease Consensus Panel: “There is no single level of serum TSH at which clinical action is always either indicated or contraindicated. The higher the TSH, the more compelling is the rationale for treatment. It is important to consider the individual clinical context (e.g. pregnancy, lipid profile, ATPO antibodies),” 
The TSH Rapid Test Cassette (Whole Blood/Serum/Plasma) is a rapid test that qualitatively detects the presence of TSH in whole Blood, serum or plasma specimen at the sensitivity of 5μlU/ml. The TSH Rapid Test Cassette (Whole Blood/Serum/Plasma) is a simple test that utilizes a combination of monoclonal antibodies to selectively detect elevated levels of TSH in whole blood, serum or plasma.
How to use?
Allow the test, specimen, buffer and/or controls to reach room temperature (15-30°C) prior to testing.
For Serum or Plasma specimen:
For Venipuncture Whole Blood specimen:
For Fingerstick Whole Blood specimen:
INTERPRETATION OF RESULTS
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POSITIVE:* Two distinct colored lines appear. One colored line should be in the control region (C) and another colored line should be in the test region (T).A positive result means that the TSH level is above the cut-off level of 5μlU/ml.
*NOTE: The intensity of the color in the test line region (T) will vary depending on the concentration of TSH present in the specimen. Therefore, any shade of color in the test region (T) should be considered positive.
NEGATIVE: One colored line appears in the control region (C). No apparent colored line appears in the test region (T).A negative result means that the TSH level is below the cut-off level of 5μlU/ml.
INVALID: Control line fails to appear. Insufficient specimen volume or incorrect procedural techniques are the most likely reasons for control line failure. Review the procedure and repeat the test with a new test cassette. If the problem persists, discontinue using the test kit immediately and contact your local distributor.