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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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Dr. Robert Dracker
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Immune Globulin (Definition)

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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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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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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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Can you please suggest, what are test conducted for checking immune system strenght. Is that Immunoglobulin test?.

Immune Evaluation: There are a variety of labs to test immune function. Testing depends on what type of clinical symptoms you have and details of the recurrent infection you have been suffering from. Examples include immunoglobulin testing, complement testing, vaccine titers pre/post vaccination (pneumovax, diptheria, tetanus), lymphocyte subtypes, and rarely NK cell counts/function. See Immunologist for details. ...Read more

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Is a serum immunofixation test focused on monoclonal immunoglobulins but can also detect polyclonal ones or just the former? Thanks.

Is a serum immunofixation test focused on  monoclonal immunoglobulins but can also detect polyclonal ones or just the former? Thanks.

Depends: This depends on what you are looking for. If you are just interested in antigen binding, any specific antibody would bind to the antigen. ...Read more

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I take Fludrocortisone for POTS for over 2 years. Will Fludro affect any of these test results immunoglobulin and free light chain assay. Thanks.

I take Fludrocortisone for POTS for over 2 years. Will Fludro affect any of these test results immunoglobulin and free light chain assay. Thanks.

FLC not useful: 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. Having said that, taking steroids may affect immunoglobulin levels but will not interfere with detection of monoclonal immunoglobulins. Free light chain assay is not a useful test for diagnosing myeloma. ...Read more

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Can vaccinations administered before immunoglobulin test affect outcome specifically for immunoglobulin m levels?

Can vaccinations administered before immunoglobulin test affect outcome specifically for immunoglobulin m levels?

Live viruses maybe: Live virus vaccines may affect the igm levels. It takes 10-14 days for vaccines to stimulate an antibody response. If labs are drawn within a few days the levels should not be that affected. Best advice is to wait for 3-4 weeks after a vaccine to have immunoglobulin test drawn. If not then let your doc know when the labs were drawn. Really not a big worry. ...Read more

Dr. M. Hytham Beck
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Thyroid Stimulating Immunoglobulin (Definition)

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 ...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