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Anti Thyroperoxidase Antibody

Overview Brief

Anti Thyroperoxidase Antibody test is done when doctors speculate that the patient has thyroid.[1]

What is Anti Thyroperoxidase Antibody?

Anti Thyroperoxidase Antibody test is a lab test that is used for diagnosing thyroid or the presence of thyroperoxidase antibodies in bloodstream. This leads to an autoimmune condition.

Why is Anti Thyroperoxidase Antibody suggested?

The Anti Thyroperoxidase Antibody test is suggested when the symptoms of thyroid become apparent in the patient, this may include:

  • Constant unexplained tiredness or sluggishness.
  • Unexplained or rapid weight gain.
  • Unexplained body or joint pain.
  • Feeling of depression.

How is Anti Thyroperoxidase Antibody performed?

Anti Thyroperoxidase Antibody test is performed as follows:

  • A blood sample is drawn from the patient.
  • The blood sample is tested for detectable levels of anti-thyroperoxidase antibodies.

 

What are the parameters measured in the Anti Thyroperoxidase Antibody?

Anti Thyroperoxidase Antibody test measures the presence of anti-thyroperoxidase antibodies in the given test sample.[3]

  • Negative results mean that no anti-thyroperoxidase antibodies were found in the patient’s bloodstream.
  • A positive result means that the antibodies are present in the bloodstream and are causing thyroid.

Preparation before performing Anti Thyroperoxidase Antibody

The following points need to be taken into consideration before the Anti Thyroperoxidase Antibody test:-

  • The patient may be asked to avoid eating or drinking for up to a few hours before the test is administered.
  • The patient must discuss their medical history with the doctor, like the use of prescription drugs or other diagnosed conditions.

 

Post-care after Anti Thyroperoxidase Antibody

Anti Thyroperoxidase Antibody test is a simple procedure. No special care is required post the sample for testing has been given.

A bandage may be required in case blood is drawn.

Sample types in Anti Thyroperoxidase Antibody

Anti Thyroperoxidase Antibody test is done only by the use of blood samples of patients.

Side effects/risks of Anti Thyroperoxidase Antibody

Anti Thyroperoxidase Antibody is a simple lab test hence, there are no side effects or risks of undergoing the test.

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