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)

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

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.