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Is the test for hashimoto's the same as the autoimmune disorders test?
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Dr. Alyson Simpson
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
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In brief: Differences
Autoimmune disease is a general term to refer to multiple causes of inflammation often caused by a molecule in your body attacking some organ- such as your thyroid, pancreas, liver, or muscles.
Hashimoto's disease is one form of an autoimmune disease leading to inflammation in the thyroid. In general, thyroid peroxidase antibody is a marker helpful in diagnose hashimoto's disease.

In brief: Differences
Autoimmune disease is a general term to refer to multiple causes of inflammation often caused by a molecule in your body attacking some organ- such as your thyroid, pancreas, liver, or muscles.
Hashimoto's disease is one form of an autoimmune disease leading to inflammation in the thyroid. In general, thyroid peroxidase antibody is a marker helpful in diagnose hashimoto's disease.
Dr. Alyson Simpson
Dr. Alyson Simpson
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Dr. Robert Lang
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
In brief: No
The tests for hashimoto's are specific to the thyroid.
The test most likely to be positive is the thyroid peroxidase antibody and the next is the thyroglobulin antibody test.

In brief: No
The tests for hashimoto's are specific to the thyroid.
The test most likely to be positive is the thyroid peroxidase antibody and the next is the thyroglobulin antibody test.
Dr. Robert Lang
Dr. Robert Lang
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