Would hashimotos normally be picked up in a blood test checking my thyroid?

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).
Yes. If a full series of tests are done including antibodies to the thyroid.
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.

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A few years ago I was diagnosed with hashimoto's by blood test. 2 days ago I took another test & the nurse said my thyroid is fine. Is this possible?

Hashimoto's. Yes, absolutely. However, this does not mean that your issue has resolved permanently and that you don't or won't need treatment. Thyroid disease is actually fairly complicated and there are many variations. Hashimoto's is well known for the levels varying over time. This should be closely monitored by your family physician. Read more...
Yes, different tests. Hashimoto's disease refers to the most common form of autoimmune thyroid disease, and is diagnosed by high levels of anti-thyroglobulin or anti-tpo antibodies. Hashimoto's leads to the most common form of hypothyroidism. It is possible to have early hashimoto's , and not yet have hypothyroidism --- antibodies levels are high, but thyroid function is still normal. This seems to be your case. Read more...

Is it possible for a blood test to be wrong re: hashimoto's? If it's wrong, would taking levo make my thyroid lazy? Any harmful side effects of 25mcg

Unlikely. It's always possible, but unlikely. Abnormal results should always be repeated before beginning life-long therapy. Make sure the correct tests were run as well. Thyroid replacement won't make your thyroid lazy. If you stop even full replacement, levels will return to their prior numbers in less than 6 weeks. Read more...

A blood test has shown thyroid peroxidase ab is 62.8 ku/l does this raise mean I have hashimoto’s?

Not necessarily... The first question is why was the test done? If because of abn thyroid labs &/or an abn thyroid ultrasound I would be highly suspicious. Although this value is tech elev it is only min so. This COULD be early Hashimoto's, but values with active Hashimoto's are often as high as the thousands. Diff labs also have diff ways of measuring TPO & can give mildly abn values at times. Need more info... Read more...

I am taking Armour Thyroid I am on Armour Thyroid for hashimoto's, I have been on the same dose for the past year and feel great, my prescription needs to be refilled for this year. Since I feel good do I need to take another blood test or can I get more

The . The standard practice is to check a blood test once a year, because sometimes the blood test lets us know that the dose isn't optimal, even if the patient is feeling well. Read more...
Check it. Hashimotos worsens over time depending on where you are in the process. If you are on replacement therapy, it is recommended to follow the labs to monitor for progression. Read more...

Waiting on results from celiac blood test. How do you get celiac? Are you born with it or can you develop it later in life? 26y/o f with hashimotos.

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I have symptoms of hashimotos disease but blood test showed normal levels. I've hade high levels before. What other test should be done?

Thyroid antibodie. Check thyroid antibodies (especially thyroid peroxidase antibodies). If this is positive, then you have autoimmune thyroid disease and should be treated adequately. If it is negative, then i would open up the work up and look at other causes for your complaints. Read more...

I have the symptoms in my profile for 2 years. My mother has hashimoto and after a blood test I have low Thrombozyts and a TSH Value of 5.8. Thanks!

Hypothyroid. 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, your lab results suggest that your thyroid function is below normal and you may have auto-immune disorder affecting the platelets as well. Please follow your doctor's advice for testing and treatment. Read more...

I suffer from dry eyes and Hashimoto. Had a blood test done: my eosinophils are really high (864). Crusty nose, skin rashes. What is it?

?eosinophillic syndr. If your eosinophill count is high once it could be as simple as an allergy or infection. If your eosinophils are staying high there are other concerns. These are rare diseases which can affect one part of the body or affect you head to toe. With the history you described Churgg Strauss vasculitis comes to mind. These problems require an extensive history and exam, and lab to diagnose. . Read more...