This test is used to detect the presence of antibodies against thyroid gland. It aids in the diagnosis of an autoimmune disorder that effect the thyroglobulin. Thyroglobulin is the form in which thyroid hormones are stored. The disease known as Hashimoto thyroiditis is diagnosed using this test. Hashimoto syndrome leads to hypothyroidism as the antibodies attack and damage the function of thyroid gland. The symptoms of hypothyroidism that lead to the recommendation of this test include dryness of skin, weight loss, constipation, inability to tolerate cold, fatigue and hair loss.
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