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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

Dr. Jeffrey Stevens
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Thyroglobulin Antibodies (Definition)

Thyroglobulin antibodies are proteins made by the immune system. The immune system is recognizing the thyroid as strange to the body. Thus, this is a marker of autoimmune thyroid disease. It is usually measured to confirm hashimoto's thyroiditis, but can be seen in people without significant thyroid pathology and with normal thyroid levels. It can also be seen with ...Read more


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My tsh is 0.01, t4free is 1.6, t3 (liothyronine) free is 4.5, thyroid peroxidase and thyroglobulin antibodies is 25. Can I take iodine or not, how can improve my TSH.

My tsh is 0.01, t4free is 1.6, t3 (liothyronine) free is 4.5, thyroid peroxidase and thyroglobulin antibodies is 25. Can I take iodine or not, how can improve my TSH.

Don't self medicate: Please don't manage on your own, follow up with your doctor/ endocrinologist, for your own safety, good luck ...Read more

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What does it mean to have 91 for THYROID PEROXIDASE ANTIBODIES, <1 for THYROGLOBULIN ANTIBODIES, TSH 4.44, and T3, (liothyronine) TOTAL 72; no symptoms?

What does it mean to have 91 for THYROID PEROXIDASE ANTIBODIES, <1 for THYROGLOBULIN ANTIBODIES, TSH 4.44, and T3, (liothyronine) TOTAL 72; no symptoms?

Hashimoto's thyroid: Have endocrinologist check labs for likely hypothyroid, autoimmune[self immune temporary usually low thyroid], usually transient, will go away, unsure cause. Other labs seem normal so look up hashimotos thyroiditis. Could be other, see dr. ...Read more

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23 yrs old f; thyroid peroxidase 13 (norm); thyroglobulin, antibody 3.0 (high); TSH 10.850 (high); nomal T3 (liothyronine) & t4. Hashimotos? Possible thyroid cancer

23 yrs old f; thyroid peroxidase 13 (norm); thyroglobulin, antibody 3.0 (high); TSH 10.850 (high); nomal T3 (liothyronine) & t4. Hashimotos? Possible thyroid cancer

Possible to 1st: Thyroglobulin is a test that is helpful after someone has surgery for the most common thyroid cancer. Thyroid function tests can test how well your thyroid is working. If there is concern for cancer it is helpful to get a thyroid ultrasound and then a biopsy if clinically indicated. ...Read more

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Thyroid Peroxidase Antibodies 274.0 Anti-Thyroglobulin Antibody 164.4 Mean Platelet Volume 9.1 Erythrocyte Sed Rate 26 Estimat Glomerular Filtratio 43?

Thyroid Peroxidase Antibodies 274.0 Anti-Thyroglobulin Antibody 164.4 Mean Platelet Volume 9.1 Erythrocyte Sed Rate 26 Estimat Glomerular Filtratio 43?

Thyroid and kidneys: Hi. You have antibody evidence of thyroid autoimmunity. It would be nice to know your TSH and free T4. Are you on thyroid hormone?
You have diminished kidney function. Do you know why? ...Read more

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Negative result for thyroid peroxidase antibodies tpoab. Necessary to test my thyroglobulin antibodies tgab?

Negative result for thyroid peroxidase antibodies tpoab. Necessary to test my thyroglobulin antibodies tgab?

Anti-thyroglobulin: Studies have shown that 99% of patients with hashimoto's thyroiditis have anti-microsomal antibodies, whereas only about 1/3rd had anti-thyroglobulin antibodies. In addition, 10-20% of persons without thyroid problems have anti-throglobulin antibodies (tg-a). These persons are likely at higher risk for future problems and should be watched more closely however, testing for tg-a is not necessary. ...Read more

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My thyroid levels are "normal" but I have thyroglobulin antibodies present. I don't have thyroid peroxidase anti bodies though. What's going on?

My thyroid levels are "normal" but I have thyroglobulin antibodies present. I don't have thyroid peroxidase anti bodies though. What's going on?

Antibodies: Thyroglobulin antibodies sometimes have an effect on your well being and sometimes they don't.
You need to discuss this with either your doctor or an endocrinologist.
In the meantime don't panic. ...Read more

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What does it mean when thyroid peroxidase antibodies 50.2 IU/mL? Thyroglobulin antibodies 18.0 IU/mL?

What does it mean when thyroid peroxidase antibodies 50.2 IU/mL? Thyroglobulin antibodies 18.0 IU/mL?

Not much by itself: Thyroid antibodies are most helpful if you have a low free T4 and a high TSH indicating hypothyroidism which is most often due to autoimmune thyroid inflammation. If those tests are normal you need no treatment but your high antibodies suggest you have an increased risk of developing hypothyroidism somewhere down the road, but many people with antibodies never develop a thyroid problem. ...Read more

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Positive anti-thyroglobulin (94 iu/ml), negative anti-thyroid peroxidase. Results from Pos. ANA 1:160 speckled. 2 months ago ANA negative - not titer evident. Would thyroid be causing Pos. ANA now? ANA panel neg. To all other antibodies (ENA)

Positive anti-thyroglobulin (94 iu/ml), negative anti-thyroid peroxidase. Results from Pos. ANA 1:160 speckled. 2 months ago ANA negative - not titer evident. Would thyroid be causing Pos. ANA now? ANA panel neg. To all other antibodies (ENA)

Need to examine: 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.
It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without taking additional history, physical examination and may be some tests. It would be prudent to see your doctor and discuss the findings with him/her. ...Read more

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My thyroglobulin antibody is <1.0 and thyroid peroxidase (TPO) is<6 what does this mean.

Good news: It is unlikely that you have Hashimoto's thyroiditis. Many folks have low levels of these antibodies but they tend to be high in folks with this common illness. Best wishes. ...Read more

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My Tsh is 45.1 T4 FREE 0.43 ng/dL THYROGLOBULIN ANTIBODY 92.83 IU/mL <4.11 IU/mL THYROID PEROXIDASE AB 1664.27 IU/mL What could this be?

My Tsh is 45.1 T4 FREE 0.43 ng/dL THYROGLOBULIN ANTIBODY 92.83 IU/mL <4.11 IU/mL THYROID PEROXIDASE AB 1664.27 IU/mL What could this be?

Thyroiditis: Looks like you have an autoimmune thyroid problem with Hashimoto being the most likely. Hope you are under the care of an endocrinololgist. ...Read more

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What could positive thyroglobulin antibodies (out of range) mean? Peroxidase is within range but antibodies are present.

What could positive thyroglobulin antibodies (out of range) mean? Peroxidase is within range but antibodies are present.

Immune binding of t: This is an immune reaction to bind thyroid hormone in or out of the cell. It can be caused by a lot of different conditions including pregnancy, other autoimmune conditions or primary thyroid disease or virus infections. It's importance for future thyroid disease depends on what is going on with you clinically at this time. ...Read more

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Positive anti-thyroglobulin (94 iu/ml), negative anti-thyroid peroxidase. Normal TSH levels. Thyroid autoimmune? Cancer? Feel mostly symptom free

Positive anti-thyroglobulin (94 iu/ml), negative anti-thyroid peroxidase. Normal TSH levels. Thyroid autoimmune? Cancer? Feel mostly symptom free

No indication of: Cancer. From the information you provided, there is no reason to think you have cancer. You should have regular check ups, including thyroid function tests as you are at greater risk for developing thyroid deficiency. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more

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Test results for throid antibodies were Anti-thyroglobulin Ab is 137 and Anti-thyroid per oxidase Ab 200 what does this mean?

High antibodies: Your antibodies against your own thyroid are high. You need to work with your doctor to figure out why. I take my patients off of gluten and encourage them to do a comprehensive elimination diet. A functional or integrative medicine doctor can work with you to find and address root causes. ...Read more

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Positive for thyroid paroxidase antibodies and thyroglobulin antibodies. What does this mean? Had pap thyroid cancer in 2008 with thyroidectomy

Positive for thyroid paroxidase antibodies and thyroglobulin antibodies. What does this mean? Had pap thyroid cancer in 2008 with thyroidectomy

Immunity to thyroid: The thyroid makes thyroglobulin (tg) and thyroid peroxidase (tpo). Even though you had your thyroid removed, your body's immune system sees tg and tpo as foreign and has made antibodies to them. This means that following your tg as a way to monitor your thyroid cancer might be unreliable. It could also mean you have thyroid tissue that is still present in your body. Ask your endocrinologist! ...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

Dr. Brendan Stack Jr.
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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


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