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Antithyroid Microsomal Antibody
See below: 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. Having said that, if the value is higher than the normal level in the lab in which the test was done, it carries a risk of thyroid deficiency. See this site for more info. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/003556.htm ...Read more
Autoimmune thyroid: Negative or less than detectable threshold. Repeat testing may be necessary to confirm negative or positive results. ...Read more
You don't: A newer test is a tpo ab which is positive in 85% of people with hashimoto's and grave"s. ...Read more
I am hypothyroid having Anti thyroid microsomal antibody of 977 IU/ml.What does it indicate.how can I reduce my antibody?
I have hypothyroidism, microsomal antibodies range >1300, taking 100mcg for last 2 months, my TSH is .84 can I reduce dose, ?
See your Dr. first.: You should see your dr. Before lowering any dose first. In fact, you need to see dr. Anyway as your ab is high, and. Likely means hashimoto's, which can have both a low and high thyroid state, so you have to get this checked and your med(s) adjusted also. Best of luck! ...Read more
I hav postpartum hypothyroid & TSH is 1.24 under medication.antibody microsomal is 118 (normal <5.6). Will it bounce back to normal.now 11 months pp.
It depends: people can get postpartum thyroiditis. That usually presents with a hyperthyroid phase followed by a hypothyroid phase and usually back to normal thyroid. It recovers on its own without treatment. Other time people get hashimotos hypothyroidism which does not recover. If you are unsure what you have you can ask your doctor to try a thyroid hormone withdrawal and see if your thyroid recovers. ...Read more
I have a positive ana, positive lupus anticoagulant, 386 value for microsomal antibodies. C3 of 113, C4 of 53. A rash on face could it be lupus?
Yes: If the rash fits the butterfly or discoid rash or the subacute lupus skin lesion. ANA titer is usually high in lupus; you have not listed yours. The c3 and c4 are markers of disease activity and famously nonspecific. Don't try to self-diagnose; your age of 54 is a bit high for new-onset lupus though it's not impossible. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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