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ea0025p343 | Thyroid | SFEBES2011

Optimal use of thyroid antibody assays in the identification of auto-immune thyroid disease

Kariyawasam Dulmini , Chuah Lingling , Granville Swana , Karim Yousuf , Carroll Paul

Background: A variety of thyroid antibody assays are used in the diagnosis of auto-immune thyroid disease (AITD). Commonly both thyroid peroxidase (TPOab) and thyroglobulin antibodies (TGab) are measured but the added value of testing two markers has not been established.Method: We retrospectively collected clinical and laboratory data on 500 consecutive patients who had thyroid autoantibodies requested from a specialist endocrine department of a tertiar...