A 67-year-old male asked:
what is thyroid perioxidase and thyroglobulin antibodies test why is it used?
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Dr. Rebecca Gliksman answered
37 years experience Internal Medicine
TPO/TAb: Thyroid Perioxidase and Thyroglobulin antibodies found in Hashimoto's thyroiditis an autoimmune disease of the thyroid that is causing low thyroid function. Not all those who have antibodies , have low thyroid function. That should be tested as well. You are treated if thyroid function is low https://www.thyroid.org/hashimotos-thyroiditis/
Answered on Jul 14, 2020
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