The main purpose of this Manual is to provide useful guidelines for the selection of pathology tests and to facilitate interpretation of results.
Contains a comprehensive listing of all genes from the Human Gene Nomenclature Committee (HGNC) database alongside laboratories and tests available in the country.
A manual for the process of macroscopic dissection in Anatomical Pathology laboratories.
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Keywords: Thyroid antibody, Antithyroid antibody
5 mL blood in plain tube.
Immunoassay for thyroid microsomal/ peroxidase and thyroglobulin antibodies.
Diagnosis of Hashimoto thyroiditis;
follow up of post-partum or subacute thyroiditis;
investigation of unexplained ophthalmopathy or myopathy.
Positive thyroid microsomal antibodies or thyroglobulin antibodies occur in virtually all patients with Hashimoto disease.
Thyroid microsomal antibodies have greater sensitivity than thyroglobulin antibodies for Hashimoto thyroiditis. However, positive results can occur in patients with other forms of autoimmune thyroid disease and other tissue specific autoimmune disease.
These antibodies also occur in low titre in up to 20% of the normal elderly population.
Saravanan P et al. Endocrinol Metab Clin North Am. 2001; 30(2): 315-337.
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