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Old 05-17-2012, 09:58 AM   #1
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Normal Thyroid function but elevated Thyroglobulin Level. What does this mean?

I recently had a blood test at the ENT after I found out the right thyroid in my neck was enlarged. My thyroid function is normal but my thyroglobulin level is 93. I have to wait two weeks to get the sonogram guided needle biopsy. I know I shouldn't speculate until the test, but can anyone give me an idea of what this increased level means? Thanks.

 
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Re: Normal Thyroid function but elevated Thyroglobulin Level. What does this mean?

Do you mean thyroglobulin or thyroglubulin antibodies?
If your antibodies are elevated then it probably means you have Hashimoto's thyroiditis. However, they are not substantially elevated. If I'm not mistaken, it should be below 40?
Can you post your thyroid results as well? I think you may find they are not optimal, even if they are in range.

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Re: Normal Thyroid function but elevated Thyroglobulin Level. What does this mean?

Thanks for the fast response. My Doc said my thyroid function is normal and the test for thyroiditis was negative, but the thyroglobulin level is elevated (93). Does this help?

 
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Re: Normal Thyroid function but elevated Thyroglobulin Level. What does this mean?

Thyroglobulin is a measurement of thyroid tissue, and doesn't really mean much in your case. If you had your thyroid out and RAI for thyroid cancer, it is used as a tumor marker.

 
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Thanks for the info.

 
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