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Should a typical blood test for autoimmune diseases detect thyroid graves disease?

Autoimmune Abs. Unless a doctor is specifically looking for antibodies to the thyroid, they will not test for grave's disease. Testing is generally guided by the patient's symptoms and signs. There is no predefined set of antibodies test that can detect all autoimmune diseases. Read more...
Not necessarily. A tsh-receptor antibody would be the more appropriate blood test to test for graves disease. Read more...

I have Graves' disease, vitiligo and pernicious anemia. What is the best diet to follow in order to prevent any more autoimmune diseases? Sandy.

No great way. However I would consider getting your vitamin D3 level to the higher normal range since vitamin D3 is considered an immune regulator. I don't know if this would work but it would not likely cause any harm. The only way to find out is to get tested. Unfortunately, when you have one autoimmune problem you are more likely to have another presumably due to impaired immune regulation. Read more...