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Microsomal antibody thyroid : 63. What does this mean?

Microsomal antibody thyroid : 63. What does this mean?

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

Antibody (Definition)

An antibody is a protein the body's immune system makes to identify potentially harmful substances in the body. Antibodies attach to the substance on a molecular level and mark it so the immune ...Read more


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What are normal results for a microsomal thyroid antibody?

What are normal results for a microsomal thyroid antibody?

Autoimmune thyroid: Negative or less than detectable threshold. Repeat testing may be necessary to confirm negative or positive results. ...Read more

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Why would I need a microsomal thyroid antibody level test?

Why would I need a microsomal thyroid antibody level test?

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

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Anti microsomal antibody result is >600 in test any serious problem?

Anti microsomal antibody result is >600 in test any serious problem?

Hasimoto's: This positive result suggests you have autoimmune thyroid disease, aka Hashimoto's thyroiditis. It does not mean any treatment is needed if you thyroid function tests are normal. If the tests are low, then traditional replacement therapy should solve the problem. ...Read more

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What are the ranges for microsomal antibodies?

Negative: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/003556.htm a normal person should not have anti-microsomal antibodies. Please consult the site listed above for more info. ...Read more

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I am having anti thyroid anti microsomal antibody of 977 IU/ml.will this leads to impotency?

No unless: unless this causes your thyroid to malfunction it would not affect your potency. However this finding does increase the risk of developing thyroid disease and thus needs to be followed up with your doctor. ...Read more

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I am hypothyroid having Anti thyroid microsomal antibody of 977 IU/ml.What does it indicate.how can I reduce my antibody?

I am hypothyroid having Anti thyroid microsomal antibody of 977 IU/ml.What does it indicate.how can I reduce my antibody?

Can't : Treat the hypothyroid problem, an really don't concern yourself with the anti thyroid antibodies! These are helpful to discern the cause of your hypothyroidism but not so important in regards to management of therapy! ...Read more

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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

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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.

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

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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?

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 more

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