Thyroid Peroxidase Antibodies Test (TPO)
Thyroid Peroxidase Antibodies Test or TPO Test measures the level of Thyroid Peroxidase (TPO) antibodies in the body. TPO are found when the immune system attacks the thyroid ( that is why it is considered an autoimmune disorder, In autoimmune disorders, your immune system makes antibodies that mistakenly attack normal tissue.), under these circumstances the thyroid gland can be forced to be underactive (hypothyroidism), an underactive thyroid gland can cause certain dangerous conditions such as Grave’s disease, Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis and others.
Preparation: Fasting is not necessary for this test.
You can order this test individually or as part of the following panels: