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Beckman Coulter A18227 Access TPO Antibody Calibrator

$171.00

Brand: Beckman Coulter
Manufacturer SKU: A18227
Analyzer Type: Hematology Analayzer
Analyzer Series: Access Analyzer Series
Test Type: Immunology
Test Name: Anti-Thyroid Peroxidase Antibodies (TPOAb)
SKU: A18227 Category:

Description

Beckman Coulter A18227 Access TPO Antibody Calibrator (TPOAb – TPO Antibody Test) Specifications:

INTENDED USE: Beckman Coulter A18227 Access TPO Antibody Calibrator (TPOAb – TPO Antibody Test)

The Access TPO Antibody Calibrators are intended to calibrate the Access-TPO-Antibody assay for the quantitative determination of thyroperoxidase antibody (TPOAb) levels in human serum and plasma using the Access Immunoassay Systems.

Beckman Coulter A18227 Access TPO Antibody Calibrator (TPOAb – TPO Antibody Test): SUMMARY AND EXPLANATION:

Quantitative assay calibration is the process by which samples with known analyte concentrations (i.e., assay calibrators) are tested like patient samples to measure the response. The mathematical relationship between the measured responses and the known analyte concentrations establishes the calibration curve. This mathematical relationship, or calibration curve, is used to convert RLU (Relative Light Unit) measurements of patient samples to specific quantitative analyte concentrations.

What is a thyroid peroxidase antibody test (TPO Antibody Test)? Does it diagnose thyroid disease?

Thyroid peroxidase (TPO) is an enzyme normally found in the thyroid gland. TPO plays an important role in the production of thyroid hormones. A TPO test detects antibodies against TPO in the blood. If you’ve been diagnosed with thyroid disease, your doctor may suggest a TPO antibody test and other thyroid tests to help find the cause.

The presence of TPO antibodies in your blood suggests that the cause of thyroid disease is an autoimmune disorder, such as Hashimoto’s disease or Graves’ disease. In autoimmune disorders, your immune system makes antibodies that mistakenly attack normal tissue. Antibodies that attack the thyroid gland cause swelling, rarely tenderness and reduced function of the thyroid.

Your doctor may also order a TPO antibody test if you are pregnant and have an autoimmune disease that involves the thyroid, such as Hashimoto’s disease or Graves’ disease.

Some people with TPO antibodies may not have thyroid disease. But the presence of TPO antibodies may increase the risk of future thyroid disorders.

What do the TPO antibody test results mean?
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Beckman Coulter A18227 Access TPO Antibody Calibrator TPOAb TPO Antibody Test

Your results may show one of the following:

  • Negative: no thyroid antibodies were found. This means your thyroid symptoms are probably not caused by an autoimmune disease.
  • Positive: thyroid antibodies, TPOAb and/or TgAb, were found. This may mean you have Hashimoto’s disease. Most people with Hashimoto’s disease have high levels of one or both of these types of antibodies.
  • Positive: thyroid antibodies, TPOAb and/or TRAb, were found. This may mean you have Graves’ disease.

 

The more thyroid antibodies you have, the more likely it is that you have an autoimmune disorder of the thyroid. If you are diagnosed with Hashimoto’s disease or Graves’ disease, there are medicines you can take to manage your condition.