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Posted on Thu, 2 Jun 2016 in Thyroid Problem and Hormonal Problems
Question: I just received a lab back from my immunologist that said the followingThyroglobulin Antibody

Note: Thyroglobulin Antibody measured by Beckman Coulter Methodology
12.9 IU/mL
(0.0-0.9 )
completed
High
03/24/2016
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Answered by Dr. Shehzad Topiwala 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
Thyroid

Detailed Answer:
Your thyroid auto-antibodies are positive.

Do not worry as it is not alarming as such.

Thyroid auto-antibodies are typically found in those who have Hashimoto's thyroiditis. This is a medical term used in reference to an under-active thyroid condition called Hypothyroidism.
Often, when these antibodies are positive, it indicates that the person who tests positive for them has a tendency to develop a permanently under-active thyroid condition which is irreversible.
The best way to know if this is the case with you, you need to undergo a blood test called TSH and Free T4.
Sometimes, however, these can be 'false-positive' ie even though the Thyroglobulin antibodies are high in your blood, they do not damage your thyroid gland, and your blood will test normal for TSH and Free T4.

You will be best served by seeing an endocrinologist in-person who will have the opportunity to examine you and guide you further
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