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anti tpo antibodies 1300. what does this mean?

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Dr. Philip Kern
Endocrinology 43 years experience
Hashimotos: This would suggest autoimmune thyroid disease, either hashimotos thyroiditis or graves disease. But it is not diagnostic. See your endocrinologist.

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A 18-year-old male asked:

How can you be negative for anti-TPO antibodies if they are detected, even if they are in the normal range? Does anyone have a value of 0 for these?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
Lab practice: This is an arcane subject in clinical pathology. Antibodies are detected based on activities, not the specific identification of molecules. A lab sets a decision level at which an assay is reported as likely to indicate disease, with the understanding that what is really being measured is the ability of all the proteins totaled to bind to the test antigen.
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A 41-year-old female asked:

Is it possible for your tpoab antibodies to reduce from 400 to 43? 10 years ago my tpoab was at 400 and now my tpoab is at 43.

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Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
Allergy and Immunology 57 years experience
Yes: That means that the activity of the autoimmune process has calmed down. This is not an entirely uncommon phenomenon in all diseases considered all diseases considered mediated by an autoimmune process.
A 46-year-old member asked:

What happens if I have a mild giter and tpo antibodies and antithyroglobulin antibodies is that normal?

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Dr. Thomas Knecht
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Hashimoto's : Hi. Sounds like Hashimoto's to me! Is your thyroid function normal? Or not? Did your doc recommend treatment?

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