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A 52-year-old female asked:

Low thyroid antibodies. elevated tsh. can it still be hashimotos?

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Dr. Hiep Le
Dr. Hiep Leanswered
Nephrology and Dialysis 44 years experience
The sensitivity depends what the antibody is. Even with the most sensitive one, Anti-TPO Ab, still 10% of patients with Hashimoto' s thyroiditis can be negative for that antibody.
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 51 years experience
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. Talk to the doctor who ordered the tests. Having said that, Hashimoto or not, elevated TSH is an indication of thyroid deficiency that needs to be treated by your doctor. Wish you good health!
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Last updated Oct 30, 2021

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