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