Thyroid Antibody – anti-TPO

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Thyroid antibodies play an important role in excluding autoimmune thyroiditis. There are two main autoimmune thyroid diseases; Grave’s (hyperthyroidism) and Hashimoto’s (hypothyroidism).  Grave’s disease accounts for approximately 60% of all hyperthyroid cases and has a case frequency in the order of five times biased towards females. Hashimoto’s disease has a slow and insidious onset. Like Grave’s, it’s frequency is biased towards women (5-20 times over males). 

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Awanui Labs has laboratories in Northland, Auckland, Taranaki, Hawke’s Bay, Wellington (including Hutt Valley and Porirua), Nelson/Marlborough, Canterbury, South Canterbury, Dunedin, Otago region and Invercargill.

Our laboratories hold accreditation against ISO 15189:2012 as a medical testing laboratory service.

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Some tests require an appointment or simple advance preparation. If special preparation is required, for example, fasting before your test, it will be included on the information specific to the test.

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