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A 60-year-old female asked:

Test results for throid antibodies were anti-thyroglobulin ab is 137 and anti-thyroid per oxidase ab 200 what does this mean?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 50 years experience
Risk for thyroid: deficiency. All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. Having said that, the presence of antibodies to thyroid constituents implies autoimmune disease of the thyroid and if you are not already hypothyroid you are at risk of developing thyroid deficiency.
Dr. Melanie Tugaoen
32 years experience
Lets review your que: They are tests ordered since your Thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH) was high depending on your T4 and T3 (liothyronine) results these were ordered to help classify your thyroid disease. Higher antibodies point to an autoimmune process and will need to be further evaluated

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