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Dr. Bryan Haugen
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Thyroglobulin (Overview)

A protein found in the thyroid gland and circulating in the bloodstream that binds to thyroid hormone to allow the hormone to travel throughout the body to its target sites without getting damaged or acting at the wrong site.


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What are thyroglobulin ab?

What are thyroglobulin ab?

Antibodies to thyroi: These are antibodies to the hormones of the thyroid, called antithyroid antibodies. They often are present with an inflammation of the thyroid called hashimoto's thyroiditis. Get your doctor to measure these along with T4 and TSH to assess thyroid function. ...Read more

Dr. Bryan Haugen
230 doctors shared insights

Thyroglobulin (Overview)

A protein found in the thyroid gland and circulating in the bloodstream that binds to thyroid hormone to allow the hormone to travel throughout the body to its target sites without getting damaged or acting at the wrong site.


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Tt papillary cancer and hurtle cell. Recent blood work TSH .59 total T3 (liothyronine) 64.7. Free T4 1.5. Thyroglobulin antibodies 1.5 what does that mean?

Tt papillary cancer and hurtle cell. Recent blood work TSH .59  total T3 (liothyronine) 64.7. Free T4 1.5. Thyroglobulin antibodies 1.5 what does that mean?

Thyroid cancer: Your dose of synthroid (thyroxine) should be adjusted such that your TSH is suppressed, and yours is about right, although your endocrinologist may increase your dose slightly. Thyroglobulin is a marker of recurrent cancer, but thyroglobulin antibodies can interfere with the assay. This is complicated. You need to discuss all of this with your endocrinologist. ...Read more

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Anti thyroglobulin 14.4 u/ml threshold 115. Are these normal results?

Anti thyroglobulin 14.4 u/ml threshold 115. Are these normal results?

Yes: Anti-thyroglobulin antibodies are usually reported as international units (iu)/ ml. Abnormal levels can be seen in autoimmune thyroid disease such as hashimoto's or grave's disease, but are a nonspecific finding in many people, especially as one gets older. Having these antibodies does not necessarily mean that you have any significant thyroid disease. ...Read more

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What does your thyroglobulin level mean?

Have thyroid tissue: Thyroglobulin is made in thyroid tissue. It is useful only in patients who have had a total thyroidectomy with or without a mop-up dose of 131i for thyroid cancer. If thyroglobulin levels are still present it means there is thyroid tissue left (normal or cancerous). No thyroglobulin afterward that means a good job by the surgeon/nuclear technologist. If negative and then positive=recurrence. ...Read more

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A high thyroglobulin count means what?

A high thyroglobulin count means what?

Thyroid tissues: It means you have thyroid tissues in your body. High level might indicates hyperthyroidism, inflammation or normal (just the way you are). If your thyroid is completely removed due to cancer, a rising thyroglobulin might indicate returning cancer. ...Read more

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Post thyroidectomy(over a year) show elevated. Tsh. And low. Thyroglobulin. What that means?

Post thyroidectomy(over a year)  show elevated. Tsh.   And low. Thyroglobulin. What that means?

Thyroid in the Dumps: There is a possiblity you may not be taking enough thyroid hormone replacement. Your doctor will likely look a little deeper into your thyroid labs to find an answer. ...Read more

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Not well, enlarged thyroid, two benign nodules that are autonomous, TSH low, T4 low end of normal, thyroglobulin antibodies present - thoughts?

Not well, enlarged thyroid, two benign nodules that are autonomous, TSH low, T4 low end of normal, thyroglobulin antibodies present - thoughts?

Suggests autoimmune: Your symptoms and lab values suggest an autoimmune inflammatory problem. You need expert evaluation and should see a qualified doctor as soon as possible. Doctors that specialize in thyroid disorders are endocrinologists. However, many medicine doctors from family medicine and internal medicine are very adept at helping with thyroid disease. ...Read more

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Read this on my lab report "low positive thyroglobulin antibodies are seen in assymptomatic population" what does that mean in real terms?

Read this on my lab report "low positive thyroglobulin antibodies are seen in assymptomatic population" 
what does that mean in real terms?

Not diagnostic: In general, lab tests are used to support a clinical diagnosis and thus a positive test per se does not provide a diagnosis without abnormal physical findings or symptoms. On many occasions, an abnormal lab test is not associated with any disease condition especially when the value is only slightly abnormal. If you do hundreds of tests on a healthy person, you will likely find something abnormal. ...Read more

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What are thyroglobulin ab?

Antibodies to thyroi: These are antibodies to the hormones of the thyroid, called antithyroid antibodies. They often are present with an inflammation of the thyroid called hashimoto's thyroiditis. Get your doctor to measure these along with T4 and TSH to assess thyroid function. ...Read more

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A high thyroglobulin count means what?

Thyroid tissues: It means you have thyroid tissues in your body. High level might indicates hyperthyroidism, inflammation or normal (just the way you are). If your thyroid is completely removed due to cancer, a rising thyroglobulin might indicate returning cancer. ...Read more

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