Thyroid goitre/nodule, hypo/hyperthyroidism
This section deals with the clinical condition thyroid
goitre/nodule, hypo/hyperthyroidism, listing the relevant
immunological test, together with a short explanation of its
Relevant immunological test: Ab to thyroid
The levels of antibodies to thyroid peroxidase are closely
related to the degree of lymphocytic infiltration in the thyroid.
They are raised in autoimmune thyroiditis (90% of hypo-, >60% of
hyper-) and both in post-viral and post-partum thyroiditis. They
are less frequently raised in thyroid neoplasia/nodules/cysts, but
their presence does not exclude these conditions.
(Last updated October 8th