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Dr. Mark Ingerman
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Thyroid Stimulating Immunoglobulin (Overview)

The thyroid stimulating hormone is produced by the pituitary gland in the brain and works in regulating the function of the thyroid gland. We measure it to see if the gland is over or under active.


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If thyroid stimulating immunoglobulin is discovered in blood, what does it mean?

If thyroid stimulating immunoglobulin is discovered in blood, what does it mean?

Thyroid confusion: Understanding thyroid function is a complex process and cannot be fully assessed based on one test alone. I suggest you return to your physician and ask how all your lab values relate to the symptoms that led to testing in the first place. ...Read more

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Dr. Mark Ingerman
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Thyroid Stimulating Immunoglobulin (Overview)

The thyroid stimulating hormone is produced by the pituitary gland in the brain and works in regulating the function of the thyroid gland. We measure it to see if the gland is over or under active.


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What is the definition or description of: thyroid stimulating immunoglobulin?

What is the definition or description of: thyroid stimulating immunoglobulin?

Do you mean hormone?: The thyroid stimulating hormone is produced by the pituitary gland in the brain and works in regulating the function of the thyroid gland. We measure it to see if the gland is over or under active. ...Read more

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Is there any way to decrease levels of thyroid stimulating immunoglobulins (tsi)?

Is there any way to decrease levels of thyroid stimulating immunoglobulins (tsi)?

Antithyroid meds: Tsi may be decreased with antithyroid meds, but they generally return with cessation right along with symptoms. Levels rise and peak 4 months after radioactive ablation but then decline long term. The treatment of grave's dz remains radioactive iodine ablation, antithyroid medications and in some cases surgery. ...Read more

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If thyroid stimulating immunoglobulin is discovered in blood, what does it mean?

Thyroid confusion: Understanding thyroid function is a complex process and cannot be fully assessed based on one test alone. I suggest you return to your physician and ask how all your lab values relate to the symptoms that led to testing in the first place. ...Read more

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Is the thyroid stimulating immunoglobulin in the blood an excellent indicator of grave's disease?

Is the thyroid stimulating immunoglobulin in the blood an excellent indicator of grave's disease?

An indicator: Lab tests are essential in making diagnoses, but need to be interpreted in the clinical context. Thyroid stimulating immunoglobulins are important in the etiology of graves disease, but graves disease is a clinical diagnosis. A person can have thyroid stimulating immunoglobulins and not have any disease. See the site below: http://www.Mayomedicallaboratories.Com/test-catalog/print/8634. ...Read more

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What is the normal range for thyroid stim immunoglobulin ?

What is the normal range for thyroid stim immunoglobulin ?

Thyroid: The normal ranges for all kind of test depends on the lab where you did it. It depends on the method and technique used by the labs. ...Read more

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I am a 20 year old female with a thyroid stimulating immunoglobin of 19 is that normal?

I am a 20 year old female with a thyroid stimulating immunoglobin of 19 is that normal?

No, but: It's high, but of no real significance unless you develop hyperthyroidism (graves' disease) which you may be immunologically prone to develop. Until then, there's nothing you can to to help, treat or prevent. Why did they draw that test unless you're having a thyroid problem. ...Read more

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What does a high immunoglobulin mean ?

How high?: Minimally elevated probably not worth worrying about. Very or moderately high requires a test - serum immunoelectrophoresis - to rule-out multiple myeloma. Minimally high bears repeating twice a year. ...Read more

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Which is the largest type of immunoglobulin?

Which is the largest type of immunoglobulin?

IgM: Igm is the class of immunoglobulins which is the largest. The classes of immunoglobulin can be "sized" from largest to smallest is igm, iga, igd/ige, igg. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: immunoglobulin?

What is the definition or description of: immunoglobulin?

Immunoglobulins: Immunoglobulins are antibodies produced by b cells. They have a y shaped configuration. They are involved in protecting us from bacteria and viruses. ...Read more

Dr. Robert Dracker
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Immune Globulin (Definition)

The immune globulins are a class of blood proteins elaborated by the immune system to fight infection, and then remember the antigens of the infecting agent to use for ...Read more


Immunoglobulin (Definition)

Immunoglobulins are antibodies produced by b cells. They have a y shaped configuration. They are involved in protecting us ...Read more