Autoimmune Anitobodies Test

Hello,

I am wondering if anyone knows much about Autoimmune Antibodies? I am trying to find out if the results to the test for autoimmune antibodies are like a TSH test and if you have over a certain amount it means you have a problem or if everyone has the antibodies anyway and it only causes problems if you have over a certain amount. Ive always thought it was a case of if you have antibodies it automatically means you have Hashimotos disease, but I am trying to help a friend and I want to make sure I have my facts right.

Hope everyone has a merry Christmas and a happy new year xxx

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  • As far as I am aware you either test negative or positive for specifc anti bodies. I tested postive for the thyroid antibodies and got a result of over 1,000 but I have also had tests for rhuematoid ones that were negative and another one that came back negative also. Just gone back and looked at my records (I have a full copy now) and it definately comes back simply as negative. I had lupus antibodies looked at and something else that I can't work out but they are all negative.

    Hope that helps.

  • Thank you Poppy03, thats really helpfull. I've been tested but no one really told me anything about the actual results, just that I have Hashimotos disease.

    Happy Christmas

  • That would mean you have tested positive. Call up the GP surgery and ask for the numbers for that test. It will indicate how far along you are.

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