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Would hashimotos normally be picked up in a blood test checking my thyroid?
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Dr. Quang Nguyen
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
7 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
It can be picked up on a blood test but your doctor has to specifically order the test called thyroid peroxidase antibodies (tpo antibodies).

In brief: Yes
It can be picked up on a blood test but your doctor has to specifically order the test called thyroid peroxidase antibodies (tpo antibodies).
Dr. Quang Nguyen
Dr. Quang Nguyen
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Dr. Mark Diamond
Pediatrics
5 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
If a full series of tests are done including antibodies to the thyroid.

In brief: Yes
If a full series of tests are done including antibodies to the thyroid.
Dr. Mark Diamond
Dr. Mark Diamond
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: No
Usual thyroid function tests are not designed to diagnose hashimotos.
A separate set of test to detect antibodies to thyroid antigens is needed for the diagnosis. Abnormalities in thyroid function tests occur in hashimotos only after more than half of the gland is destroyed.

In brief: No
Usual thyroid function tests are not designed to diagnose hashimotos.
A separate set of test to detect antibodies to thyroid antigens is needed for the diagnosis. Abnormalities in thyroid function tests occur in hashimotos only after more than half of the gland is destroyed.
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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