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Anti-bodies - TG and TPO

I have Primary hypothyroidism, as diagnosed by my GP. One of my blood tests came back as positive for an autoimmune disease. My GP declined to look for any anti-bodies (she said there was no need). As my sister has RA and my son Crohns she still did not think it worth trying to identify what anti-bodies I was making. As I am having heart surgery next month I'm really keen to have all my 'ducks in a row' and be in the best of health for my op.

A private blood test showed Thyroidglobulin at 23 (0 - 40) and Peroxidase at 12.8 (0 - 35). I'm assuming this is well within normal range and is not indicative of Hashimoto's disease. Should I look any further. Does this measurement indicate just how much TG and TPO floating around and do I need to see if there are anti-bodies to TG / TPO?

Any advice would be welcome


2 Replies

Suzy, those look likely to be thyroid peroxidase and thyroglobulin antibodies which mean you are currently negative for thyroid autoimmune disease (Hashimoto's). If you previously had high antibodies it is likely that medication and g-f diet have helped reduce them.

Good luck with your heart surgery next month.


Thank you Clutter for taking time out to reply. With any luck once I have a new aortic valve replacement I shall feel considerably better :)


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