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Old 05-04-2006, 10:02 AM   #1
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Question How high can the antibodies go??

Hello everyone,

I have been a lurking for a couple of months. I have just had some lab work done and I really don't understand the results.

T3 Total 217 Normal range 90 - 200

Free T4 143 .73 - 1.95

TSH 0.1 0.3 - 5.1

Thyroid peroxidase AB 518 (35

This is exactly what my lab results say. I am going in for a uptake and scan in about a week and half. If anyone has time to look and reply I would really be grateful.


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Old 05-04-2006, 12:33 PM   #2
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Re: How high can the antibodies go??

To answer your question about the antibodies:

Your TPO antibodies are high, which might mean Hashimoto's. They can go a lot higher - the lab can only go up to 25, 600 - and so that's what they report for me, meaning that my TPO Antibodies are greater than 25, 600.

Most docs don't think symptoms correspond to antibody levels, but I say Bull. I went undiagnosed for 15 years, and when I was finally dx, my ab titre was as high as the lab can detect - and I've been disabled from my profession for over 13 years. So, I believe that the high antibody titre is the reason I am so sick, and am not getting better, even though I have been on thryoid meds for 2 years now.

Good Luck,


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Re: How high can the antibodies go??

Because your TSH is below the bottom of the range, your T3 is above, and your FT4 is high-normal, you to have an overactive thyroid... hyperthyroidism. (I am assuming you left a decimal point out of the FT4 result, and you meant to type 1.43. Correct me if I'm wrong.)

You should have the test for TSI antibodies, which along with TPO ABs and possibly Tg Abs, would indicate the cause of your hyperT... Graves' disease.

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