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Thyroid peroxidase antibodies

This is an important test that is typically used to diagnoes thyroid problems.

Finger-prick blood
1 tests included
2 days turnaround

£89.00

£69.00

About Thyroid peroxidase antibodies

What is thyroid peroxidase?

Anti-thyroid peroxidase antibodies are autoantibodies produced by the immune system which target thyroid peroxidase. Antibodies are proteins typically produced by the immune system to target and protect against harmful entities. In rare cases the immune system can malfunction, producing antibodies which target and attack the body’s own cells. Disorders caused by this process are called autoimmune diseases. Thyroid peroxidase is an enzyme present in the thyroid which plays a role in producing thyroid hormones.

Its primary role is to facilitate production of the hormones thyroxine (T4) and triiodothyronine (T3), which regulate metabolism throughout the body. The presence of anti-thyroid peroxidase antibodies indicates a thyroid autoimmune condition such as Hashimoto's disease or Graves' disease.

Why take the test?

This test screens for anti-thyroid peroxidase in the blood. It is typically used to diagnose thyroid disorders that are the result of autoimmune conditions.

 

What's tested

Thyroid Function

How it works

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Order your kit

Just order a test online and get your kit delivered right to you door. Your kit contains everything you need for the test.

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Take your test and post

Follow our simple instructions to take your sample and post back the enclosed prepaid envelope to our accredited lab for processing. We also offer home or workplace visits by a qualified nurse.

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Get results directly to your dashboard

You will receive an email notification from our medical team when your results are available on your secure personalised health dashboard.

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