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What do these thyroglobulin antibody test results indicate?

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Question: I had test done thyroglobulin ab --result <1 Ref. 0-4 Units IU/mL and other test thyroid peroxidase AB and Result 10.27 -- AB H and REF is 0.00-9.00 and Units IU/mL and in easy terms what does this mean and what procedures if any should be recommended to me thanks I have been having hair loss for abount 7 years, forget how to spell things
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Answered by Dr. Binu Parameswaran Pillai (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
Hashioto's thyroiditis.

Detailed Answer:
Good day,
Noted your concern. Anti Tg and Anti TPO ( thyroid peroxidase) antibodies are markers of auto immune thyroiditis ( Hashimoto's thyroiditis) which leads to hypothyroidism in the future. Your doctor did those tests to rule out hashimoto's thyroiditis. Anti TPO is mildly positive which is not alarming at this stage, but may indicate that you ay develop hypothyroidism ( under active thyroid) in the future. But not to worry, anti TPO can become negative in due course.

The most important thing is to get a Free T4 and TSH test done. If they are normal, stay relaxed and repeat the test after 6 months. Take a diet rich in iodine and vitamins.
Regards
Binu

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What do these thyroglobulin antibody test results indicate?

Brief Answer: Hashioto's thyroiditis. Detailed Answer: Good day, Noted your concern. Anti Tg and Anti TPO ( thyroid peroxidase) antibodies are markers of auto immune thyroiditis ( Hashimoto's thyroiditis) which leads to hypothyroidism in the future. Your doctor did those tests to rule out hashimoto's thyroiditis. Anti TPO is mildly positive which is not alarming at this stage, but may indicate that you ay develop hypothyroidism ( under active thyroid) in the future. But not to worry, anti TPO can become negative in due course. The most important thing is to get a Free T4 and TSH test done. If they are normal, stay relaxed and repeat the test after 6 months. Take a diet rich in iodine and vitamins. Regards Binu