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Negative result for thyroid peroxidase antibodies tpoab . Necessary to test my thyroglobulin antibodies tgab ?

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Dr. Michael P Vaughn
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Michael P Vaughn
Dr. Michael P Vaughn
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Dr. John Chiu
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology

In brief: Depends on

Depends on the disease condition you are trying to confirm or rule out.
For example, you should get a tgab done also if grave's disease is suspected.

In brief: Depends on

Depends on the disease condition you are trying to confirm or rule out.
For example, you should get a tgab done also if grave's disease is suspected.
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu
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