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A 46-year-old member asked:

My thyroglobulin antibodies level was high on my blood test. what does this mean?

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Dr. Philip Kern
Endocrinology 43 years experience
Maybe not much: Antibodies to the thyroid may indicate autoimmune thyroid disease, such as Hashimotos thyroiditis or Graves disease. However, thyroglobulin antibodies are relatively non-specific and not very useful. You should ask your doctor why (s)he performed this measurement.

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A 48-year-old member asked:

What can cause thyroglobulin antibodies to be high on blood test?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Auto-immune disease: Anti-thyroglobulin antibodies are autoantibodies to thyroid protein and may indicate hashimot thyroiditis. You should consult your doctor for thyroid function tests to see if you need thyroxine supplements.

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Last updated Jan 3, 2016

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