Results Of Thyroid Hormone Examination?
Good evening, doctor.
Hello Zara, Thank you for the question.
Examination of thyroid hormone receptor antibody (TRAb) is a check to detect the presence of antibodies / immune substances against receptors / structures that capture the thyroid hormone in the thyroid gland. This examination is intended to diagnose Grave's disease. Grave's disease is associated with high levels of thyroid hormone (hyperthyroidism) in the blood. This disease causes symptoms of palpitations, anxiety, weight loss, menstrual disorders in women, and disorders of the eye (in the form of exoftalmos / glaring eyes, double vision, or swelling of the eye). Your eye specialist recommends that this blood test be possible because the doctor suspects Grave's disease as a cause of complaints that you experience in your eyes. The blood test shows normal / negative results (compared to the reference value). Please consult with your ophthalmologist who recommends this blood test and discuss further about the next steps for treatment.
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