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Old 05-29-2008, 10:37 AM   #1
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thyroid antibodies - test results interpretation?

can anyone help me understand this?

Thyroid peroxidase (TPO) Ab <10 IU/mL range 0-34
Antithyroidoglobulin Ab <20 range 0-40

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Old 05-29-2008, 03:52 PM   #2
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Re: thyroid antibodies - test results interpretation?

I think it just means antibodies , which is good!

The < symbol means less than. So your less than 10 & less than 20.
25 years feeling worse every year on Synthroid & 13 months feel good on Armour Thyroid.

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Old 05-30-2008, 08:00 AM   #3
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Re: thyroid antibodies - test results interpretation?

Well less that 2 (<2) Is considered a negative test. However your antibodies are within normal limits.

So at this time you would be considered not to have Hashimoto's thyroiditis, but you do have some antibodies.. just not many.

Now with most blood tests and the antibody tests in particular there is always a chance of a false negative. 15&#37; of Hashimoto's patients are negative in TPOAb and 30-25% of Hashimoto's patients are false negative. The only 100% identifier of Hashimoto's is a biopsy of the thyroid to show the tell tale tissue destruction signature.

If we learn by our mistakes, I am working on one hell of an education.

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