Originally Posted by thyroidmess
I had hashi's antibody test in 2006
If you only had one antibody test, your doctor did not do comprehensive antibody testing.
Some people will test negative for TPOab's but, positive for TGab's....others will test negative for both of those and test positive for TRab.
Most doctors don't seem to be aware of the role TRab have in causing hypothyroidism.
As I mentioned earlier, TRab is the antibody that can cause a lower TSH in a hypothyroid person.
TRab is "thyrotropin receptor antibody".
Truly, the only definitive test for Hashi's is biopsy. Sometimes, the cellular changes Hashi's can cause in the thyroid are evident during a thyroid ultrasound.
No matter what the cause, hypothyroidism is treated the same so, it will be to your benefit to pursue treatment.