Thyroglobulin Antibodies (Antithyroglobulin Antibody)
Fasting Required: No

Specimen: Blood

Results: 3-5 Business Days

Description: Measurement of thyroglobulin antibodies is useful in the diagnosis and management of a variety of thyroid disorders including Hashimoto's thyroiditis, Graves' disease, certain types of goiter, and to monitor patients who have had their thyroid gland removed because of thyroid cancer. The presence of these antibodies can lead to the destruction of the thyroid gland and are more likely to appear after trauma to, or inflammation of, the gland.

Methodology: Immunoassay (IA)

Limitations: Heterophil antibodies may produce falsely-elevated results.

Reference Range(s): =1 IU/mL

Note: Result turnaround 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.