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Thyroglobulin Panel W Hama
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
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
No: No it is not necessary if that's the only lab tests ordered. ...Read more
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
My thyroglobulin antibody was <0.9 other thyroid test are normal tsh, free4, tpo, tg panel, but have overactive thyroid, confused!
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
NOTHING: It's as normal finding. I don't know why anyone would have drawn it in the first place. Talk w/your doctor. ...Read more
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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