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Thyroid Peroxidase Antibody Rage
Thyroperoxidase(TPO): The body uses antibodies to attack and remove foreign substances. Useful as an aid in the diagnosis of thyroid autoimmune disorders; differentiating thyroid autoimmune disorders from nonautoimmune goiter or hypothyroidism; as a diagnostic tool in deciding whether to treat a patient who has subclinical hypothyroidism. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is consider too low of thyroid antibodies and thyroid peroxidase? What is a good reference range?
Levels not important: To see if your thyroid is healthy the only tests needed are a total or free T4 and a TSH. If they are fine there is no need to measure thyroid antibodies. If the TSH is high, elevation of one or both thyroid antibodies suggests you may have autoimmune thyroiditis which sometimes causes an underactive thyroid. Very high levels may indicate a higher risk but low levels are of no concern ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My thyroid levels are "normal" but I have thyroglobulin antibodies present. I don't have thyroid peroxidase anti bodies though. What's going on?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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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