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ID:202 TSH Receptor Antibodies (TRAbs)
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DescriptionUsed in the diagnosis and management of Graves Disease
IndicationGraves disease, thyroid disorders, pregnancy. Risk of post-partum or neonatal thyroid dysfunction
Additional InfoAntibodies can cross the placenta so can predict whether a child will be hypothyroid
Concurrent Testsna
Dietary Requirementsna
Interpretation

DepartmentBiochemistry
SampleBlood
TubeSerum Gel
Tube Picture
Collection ConditionsNo restrictions
Min. VolAdult: 2ml Paediatric: 1ml
Freq.Referred to external laboratory

Ref. Range (Male)
Ref. Range (Female)
Ref. Range (Paed)
Ref. Range NotesTRAB >1.8 IU/L is regarded as positive TRAB 1.0 to 1.8 IU/L is equivocal TRAB <1.0 IU/L is regarded as negative
Unitsiu/L
IP Acute TAT2 weeks
IP Routine TAT2 weeks
GP Acute TAT2 weeks
GP Routine TAT2 weeks
Turnround CommentChristopher Boot:Christopher.boot@nuth.nhs.uk

Originally edited by : MC. Review due on 17/10/2017. Published By RB on 17/10/2017.