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What happens if I have a mild giter and tpo antibodies and antithyroglobulin antibodies is that normal?
Hashimoto's : Hi. Sounds like Hashimoto's to me! Is your thyroid function normal? Or not? Did your doc recommend treatment? ...Read more
I tested for antithyroglobulin antibody and the result is 1.7, is it a worrying situation ? Bse was told that I have hyperpeethyridism.
Anti-thyroglobulin: Antibodies that react with a protein in the body are not typically normal however, about 10% of normal persons do have this antibody. This can also be associated with hashimoto's thyroiditis, thyroid cancer and chronic urticaria (hives). Make sure your doctor understands these issues or see an endocrinologist. ...Read more
Deciphering a thyroid hormone test result: is an antithyroglobulin antibody titer of 1:50 too high, or is it alright?
It depends: Antithyroglobulin antibody is not a thyroid hormone test. It tells you nothing about the function of your thyroid. It can indicate that you have autoimmune thyroid disease, but your level is not very high. Mild elevations are non-specific and occur more commonly in the population as we get older. Thyroid function is indicated by t4, tsh, and T3 (liothyronine) levels. ...Read more
My t3is 108.21 T4 is 10.80 n TSH is 5.43.Antinuclear antibodies is negative. Antithyroglobulin antibodies is <15.0.Peroxidase antibodies is h 100.30?
Hashimoto's: Your labs showed that you have hashimoto's thyroid disease, an autoimmune thyroid disease that will cause hypothyroidism over time. You are currently subclinically hypothyroid but in light of the positive antibodies, you should talk to your doctor to get treated, especially since you are 24 and is at a reproductive age. Good luck, . ...Read more
I had normal tsh, t3, (liothyronine) t4, but antithyroglobulin antibody level is 263 and thyroid uptake showed homogenous uptake at 56%. What should I do?
Auto immune thyroid: Your thyroid functions are normal presence of thyroglobulin antibodies indicate autoimmune disease though more sensitive test is tpo autoimmune disease makes thyroid inefficient and hence iodine trapppping is increased of these people 30 percent will develop undersctivity. ...Read more
Hi antithyroglobulin 1361 (range 116) antithyroid peroxidase 678 (range 10) please explain what this means. Thank you ?
It: Means that you have antibodies that may alter the activity of your thyroid. Hashimoto thyroiditis is one. ...Read more
I don't have normal : Ranges for your lab, but these look like normal thyroid tests! ...Read more
My 38 yrs old wife has suppressed tsh, both high ft4 & ft3 & antithyroglobulin, slightly elevated sedimentation. Antitpo is normal. Should we worry?
I would not panic: But she is obviously under the care of someone who ordered the labs. If her pulse gets real high, she gets real sweaty, etc she could have way too much thyroid. It seems she may have an autoimmune situation affecting her thyroid and she had thyroiditis. Follow up closely with your docs but if in imminent danger i'm sure you would be hospitalized. Watch her pulse, etc, but follow with ur doc. ...Read more
Wife has high antithyroglobulin elevated liver enzymes high cholesterol chronic nausea & abdomen pain. Dr suspects liver damage any other causes?
Antibodies to what?: Antibodies are made by lymphocyte/plasma cells. These may be of animal origin which ranges from mice, rabbits, goat, sheet, cows, horses etc. Some antibodies are of human origin. ...Read more
ABO: If by hdn you mean hemolytic disease of the newborn, ABO incompatibility between mother and baby, and ABO antibodies are the commonest cause. Antibodies to rh blood group types can also cause hdn, and uncommonly antibodies to other blood groups are involved. See this site for more info. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/nbk2266/. ...Read more
Attack platelets: You may make these against your own platelets, or against platelets that have been transfused into you, which may also cause you to destroy your own platelets. Antiplatelet antibodies are important in two common clinical situatiions -- autoimmune thrombocytopenia and post-transfusion purpura. Your physician can explain if you do have one of these. ...Read more
Depends on whose sm: Different labs have different ranges for their positive test. They usually set the range for detection at a certain level. Below that level they have many people without lupus that would have a + test. Above that level is what they call a + test. But not all labs are created equal - so each has there own level determined by their scientific investigations. ...Read more