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A 21-year-old female asked:

Blood test show thyroglobulin antibodies is high (low positive). but tsh, free t4, and tpo is normal. should i be concerned ?

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Dr. Susan Madonna
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Thyroid disorders: It sounds like your thyroid is functioning well right now, but the high antibody level indicates possible future autoimmune thyroiditis in the future. I'm not sure why you had this full work up. If you are symptomatic of thyroid disease, you might want to see an endocrinologist even with your normal results. If you do not have symptoms, your doctor may want to monitor your TSH periodically.

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Last updated Mar 12, 2015

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