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Old 10-20-2006, 01:00 PM   #3
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Re: what are best tests to show graves PLEASE

I don't know a lot about Graves', because I'm Hashi's myself. But I think you should be concerned that he might have Graves'. Family history is a strong influence in thyroid disease. And Graves' often "creeps up" on people. It's not absent one day and there the next. It sounds as if he's headed that way.

The best tests for it are the free Ts and TSI antibodies. TPO and/or Tg antibodies are often present as well, but they're less important (from what I know).

As for when to start treating Graves, I'm sorry I don't know.

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