Thyroid Antibodies Panel
Fasting Required: No

Specimen: Blood

Results: 3-5 Business Days

TAA – Thyroglobulin antibodies attack thyroglobulin proteins and can destroy the thyroid gland itself. The test can be used to distinguish an autoimmune thyroid disease from other thyroid diseases. For example, to find the causes of goiters or high/low thyroid hormone levels. Such antibodies are more likely to appear after trauma to, or inflammation of, the thyroid gland.

TPO – 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).

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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