Anti-TPO antibody is an anti-thyroid autoantibody present in Hashimoto's thyroiditis and Graves' disease. The normal range of anti-TPO antibodies is below 15 IU/mL. Thyroid peroxidase (TPO) is the enzyme found in the thyroid gland, and it is important for thyroid gland functioning. TPO antibodies are detected in the blood during thyroid gland dysfunction.
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Query: Hi doctor, My wife, who is 29 years old, had symptoms of tiredness and dry skin. So, we tested her thyroid function. I found that her serum TSH level was 150 as well as free T4 below normal. Is this symptom of hypothyroidism? She delivered a baby seven months ago and the test was done recently. She ... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. It could be postpartum thyroiditis or unmasking of autoimmune hypothyroidism. As it is most likely to be the latter, kindly start her on Thyroxine 75-100 mcg once daily (Levothyroxine) depending upon her weight. Check TSH (thyroid stimulating hormone), FT4 (... Read Full »