Thyroid-Stimulating Immunoglobulins

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Synonym/Acronym:
Thyrotropin receptor antibodies, thyroid-stimulating immunoglobulins, TRAb (TSH receptor antibodies).

Rationale
To differentiate between antibodies that stimulate or inhibit thyroid hormone production related to disorders such as Graves disease.

Patient Preparation
There are no food, fluid, activity, or medication restrictions unless by medical direction.

Normal Findings
Method: Animal cell transfection with luciferase marker. Less than 130% of basal activity.

Critical Findings and Potential Interventions
N/A

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Synonym/Acronym:
Thyrotropin receptor antibodies, thyroid-stimulating immunoglobulins, TRAb (TSH receptor antibodies).

Rationale
To differentiate between antibodies that stimulate or inhibit thyroid hormone production related to disorders such as Graves disease.

Patient Preparation
There are no food, fluid, activity, or medication restrictions unless by medical direction.

Normal Findings
Method: Animal cell transfection with luciferase marker. Less than 130% of basal activity.

Critical Findings and Potential Interventions
N/A

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