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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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Thyroglobulin (Definition)

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 ...Read more


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Tg=(thyroglobulin) had tg panel 16.0 results, a tg antibody <0.9, a tg by lc-ms/ms, s/p (n/a) ! result not dispersed in flowsheet. What does this mean?

Tg=(thyroglobulin) had tg panel 16.0 results, a tg antibody <0.9, a tg by lc-ms/ms, s/p (n/a) ! result not dispersed in flowsheet. What does this mean?

While the: Normal range varies from lab to lab, your results are all normal. Why were they drawn in the first place. There are not as important as more conventional thyroid lab such as free T4 and tsh. Check w/your doctor. ...Read more

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My TSH is .02, free T4 is 1.9. thyroid antibody panel results are thyroid per oxidase Ab of 338 And thyroglobulin Ab is 1.7. What does this mean?

My TSH is .02, free T4 is 1.9. thyroid antibody panel results are thyroid per oxidase Ab of 338 And thyroglobulin Ab is 1.7. What does this mean?

Hyperthyroid: Your free T4 level is mildly high, TSH low, both consistent with hyperthyroidism. The positive antibodies indicate that you likely have autoimmune thyroid disease (Graves disease or Hashitoxicosis) causing the levels to be high. You should see an endocrinologist to help decide on the best treatment ...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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What is the definition or description of: thyroglobulin?

What is the definition or description of: thyroglobulin?

Binding Protein: 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. ...Read more

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What is anti-thyroglobulin?

Antibody: Anti-thyroglobulin is an antibody directed at the thyroid gland can be cause foe hypothyroidism. The thyroid contains sequestered proteins. Proteins that are not exposed to the immune system while we develop in utero. If immune system is exposed can mount immune response that slowly destroys thyroid over time. Look up hashimotos thyroiditis. ...Read more

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What does a thyroglobulin look for specifically? Reoccurrence of thyroid ca?

Thyroid ca thyroglob: If you had a total thyroidectomy followed by RAI, there should be no thyroid left-neither normal thyroid nor cancer. Thyroglobulin is made by thyroid (both normal and cancer) and therefore is a good marker for cancer recurrence. But if there is still normal thyroid left, thyroglobulin cannot be used as a tumor marker. ...Read more

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35 f fertility dr tested thyroglobulin. It was 78.5, normal range 0-55. Ab normal. What could this mean?

35 f fertility dr tested thyroglobulin. It was 78.5, normal range 0-55.  Ab normal.  What could this mean?

Depends: Thyroglobulin is the protein used to make thyroid hormone. It is a normal component of the thyroid and, in someone healthy, checking thyroglobulin level does no add information. In someone who underwent thyroidectomy, the level should be very low if the surgery removed the whole gland. The antibodies are used as marker of autoimmune thyroid disease. ...Read more

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