Thyroid Peroxidase Antibody (TPO) Testing
How to check your Thyroid Peroxidase Antibody levels with a home fingerprick blood test kit
What Is A Thyroid Peroxidase Antibody Test For?
A Thyroid Peroxidase Antibody test is also known as an Antithyroid Peroxidase Antibody, Antithyroid Microsomal Ab or TPO Ab test.
If other thyroid tests (FT3, FT4, TSH) indicate disorder with your thyroid, Thyroid Peroxidase Antibodies (TPO) in your blood suggests that the cause of this could be an autoimmune disorder.
This occurs where your immune system makes antibodies that mistakenly attack normal tissue.
Learn all about Thyroid Peroxidase Antibody Testing:
- Thyroid Peroxidase Antibody Testing UK Statistics 2021
- What If Thyroid Peroxidase Antibody Test Levels Are High?
- How To Test Thyroid Peroxidase Antibody?
- Why Take The Thyroid Function And Autoimmune Reaction Test?
- Who Should Take The Thyroid Function And Autoimmune Reaction Blood Test?
- How Much Do Thyroid Function And Autoimmune Reaction Tests Cost?
Thyroid Peroxidase Antibody Testing UK Statistics 2021
17.4% of people tested have Thyroid Peroxidase Antibody levels which are too high.
The average Thyroid Peroxidase Antibody result is 45.0 IU/mL
Note what is normal for you may differ for your age and gender.
Women tend to report higher thyroid peroxidase antibody blood levels in their blood than men.
As many as one in four women tested have high levels of Thyroid Peroxidase Antibody
of people have Thyroid Peroxidase Antibody blood levels in the normal range. Do you?
Are you in the 82.6% with normal results?
What If Thyroid Peroxidase Antibody Test Levels Are High?
Note that it is possible to test positive for thyroid antibodies even when healthy. Their presence tends to increase with age and are more common in women.
Mild to moderately elevated levels of TPO may be found in a variety of diseases.
However, thyroid autoimmune diseases usually lead to significantly increased concentrations.
Usually, the higher the level of TPO the more likely an autoimmune thyroid disease is present.
The presence of TPO antibodies may increase the risk of future thyroid disorders. If you have normal thyroid function with TPO antibodies, it is recommended to track your health periodically over time, and monitor thyroid function tests (TSH, FT4 and sometimes FT3).
While most people never experience thyroid dysfunction, some people may develop it in the future.
Further testing and consultation with a medical professional is advised.
How To Test Thyroid Peroxidase Antibody?
The Thyroid Peroxidase Antibody (TPO) Test allows you to accurately check your levels of Thyroid Peroxidase Antibody in a fingerprick blood sample.
You can check your Thyroid Peroxidase Antibody levels by buying a home fingerprick blood test kit below. Your sample is then professionally analysed in an accredited laboratory for total reassurance. The Vitall Thyroid Function & Autoimmune Reaction Home Test Kit includes a Thyroid Peroxidase Antibody test and is available for just £89.
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