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Old 11-11-2008, 06:10 PM   #2
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Re: Confused about anti-bodies and Graves' vs. Hashimoto!

Actually you had a TRAb test. it is a Graves identifier test.

The Hashimoto's tests are TPOAb and TGAb.. TRAb are not a precursor to Hashimoto's unless you have the TPOAb and TGAb as well. But then you cna have Graves and Hashimoto's at the same time.

You need a DIFFERENT MD that will run some added tests to confirm Graves for sure. You need a TSI run and get the TPOAb and TGAb run. If the TSI is positive and the TPOAb and TGAb negative you have clear cut Graves. You also should request and iodine uptake scan. This will clearly denote Graves versus Hashimoto's thyroid uptake behavior. I really question the Internist ability to manage your care with that slip up.

MG
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