Thyroid Peroxidase (TPO) Antibodies

Thyroid Peroxidase (TPO) Antibodies

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Thyroid Peroxidase (TPO) Antibodies
Fasting Required: No

Specimen: Blood

Results: 3-5 Business Days

Description:
The TPO gene provides instructions for making an enzyme called thyroid peroxidase. This enzyme plays a central role in the function of the thyroid gland. Thyroid peroxidase assists the chemical reaction that adds iodine to a protein called thyroglobulin, a critical step in generating thyroid hormones. Thyroid hormones play an important role in regulating growth, brain development, and the rate of chemical reactions in the body (metabolism).

Methodology:
Immunoassay (IA)

Reference Range(s):
<9 IU/mL

Clinical Significance:
Assists in the diagnosis of thyroid diseases such as endemic goiter, Graves Disease, autoimmune thyroiditis, Addison’s Disease, insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus, Hashimoto’s Disease and polyendocrine auto-immunopathies.

Alternative Name(s):
Anti-TPO,Anti-Thyroid Microsomal Antibody,TPO

Note: Result turn around times are an estimate and are not guaranteed. Our reference lab may need additional time due to weather, holidays, confirmation/repeat testing, or equipment maintenance.

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