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What is an Anti-Thyroid Peroxidase (anti-TPO) Antibody test?
The anti-TPO test detects antibodies against TPO in the blood. Thyroid antibodies are developed when a person’s immune system mistakenly targets the components of the thyroid gland or thyroid proteins. This autoimmune response, in which the immune system mistakenly damages tissues in the body, can lead to chronic inflammation of the thyroid, tissue damage, and/or disruption of thyroid function.
When is the Anti-Thyroid Peroxidase (anti-TPO) Antibody test recommended?
It is recommended:
To diagnose the autoimmune disorders of the thyroid like Hashimoto's thyroiditis (swelling of the thyroid gland resulting in decreased thyroid function), Grave's disease (overactivity of the thyroid gland resulting in the overproduction of thyroid hormones), or idiopathic myxoedema (associated with low levels of thyroid hormones).
They differentiate between the autoimmune disorders of the thyroid and non-autoimmune disorders, such as goitre or hypothyroidism.
To diagnose chronic thyroiditis.
To diagnose subclinical hypothyroidism.
What does it measure?
The Anti-Thyroid Peroxidase (anti-TPO) Antibody test measures:
The thyroid peroxidase (TPO) antibody test analyses the anti-thyroid peroxidase antibodies in your blood. The body produces these antibodies when the cells in your thyroid become damaged.
Having anti-thyroid antibodies in your blood does not automatically mean that you have a thyroid disease. However, you might be at an increased risk for thyroid disease in the future.
The TPO is also known as thyroid peroxidase or iodide peroxidase, which is an enzyme mainly produced in the thyroid gland. The thyroid gland is located in the lower part of the neck.
This TPO is found in the cells of the thyroid follicle where it helps in the production of the thyroid hormones. Its basic function is to oxidize iodide ions to form iodine atoms which assist in the production of thyroxine (T4) or triiodothyronine (T3), the thyroid hormones.
The TPO is an antigenic determinant of the autoantibodies in diseases like autoimmune disorders of the thyroid. These antibodies are called anti-TPO antibodies (anti-thyroid peroxidase antibodies) which activate complement and might be associated with dysfunction of the thyroid and its pathogenesis. To assess these antibodies, the anti-TPO antibody test is carried out.
How long will the reports take?
You will get the reports within 7 hours after the collection of the blood sample.
What is the cost of the Anti-Thyroid Peroxidase (anti-TPO) Antibody test in Bangalore?
The cost of the Anti-Thyroid Peroxidase (anti-TPO) Antibody test in Bangalore is Rs. 1,200.
How often should I get tested for the Anti-Thyroid Peroxidase (anti-TPO) Antibody test?
The Anti-Thyroid Peroxidase (anti-TPO) Antibody test is prescribed by your doctor after completing the assessment of your conditions.
What are the normal values of the Anti-Thyroid Peroxidase (anti-TPO) Antibody test?
Less than 9 IU/mL
What is the type of sample required?
We require a blood sample for this test.
What time should I get the test done?
This test can be taken at any time during the day.
Is fasting required for an Anti-Thyroid Peroxidase (anti-TPO) Antibody test?
Fasting is not required for this test.
Any other precautions to be taken before getting myself tested for an Anti-Thyroid Peroxidase (anti-TPO) Antibody test?
There are no specific precautions for this test.
How can I book an Anti-Thyroid Peroxidase (anti-TPO) Antibody test in Bangalore?
Log into www.orangehealth.in and submit your details. Our highly trained, professional, and vaccinated eMedics will be at your doorstep within 60 minutes or at the time booked by you.
Why should I book an Anti-Thyroid Peroxidase (anti-TPO) Antibody test with Orange Health in Bangalore?
Orange Health is the fastest diagnostic lab. With us, you can get tested at home within 60 minutes of placing an order anywhere in Bangalore. Our trained, professional, and vaccinated e Medic will be at your doorstep at the time selected by you. Your sample is safely transported at the optimal temperature to our NABL accredited and ICMR-approved lab. The results will be delivered to you faster too!
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