Thyroglobulin Antibody ATA or Anti-thyroglobulin Antibody Test is a test that helps the doctors in detecting the antibodies produced by the body in response to thyroglobulin. The anti-thyroglobulin antibody test helps in measuring the levels of the antibodies which are produced in the body as a response against thyroglobulin in the body. Thyroglobulin - a protein made by the thyroid gland and makes T3 and T4 hormones. These hormones regulate the body’s metabolism. Anti-thyroglobulin antibody test is carried out in case of conditions where autoantibodies are produced against thyroid gland.
Procedure of The Test:
The doctor or lab technician will draw the blood sample from the arm. The site from where the blood is to be drawn is cleaned with a swab of cotton dipped in alcohol. A small needle, attached with small tube, is then inserted for collecting the blood sample. Once the blood sample is collected, the needled is removed. The site is then covered with a gauze pad. The blood sample collected is then sent to the lab for further testing.
Why get tested?
The Anti-thyroglobulin Antibody Test is prescribed for the following reasons:
When an individual shows symptoms such as protruding eyes, rapid heart rate, tremors, anxiety, weight loss, and sweating.
If the individual is showing symptoms such as weight gain, constipation, low tolerance to cold, and fatigue.
To measure the effectiveness of the treatment given for thyroid cancer.
To screen and monitor the resurfacing of thyroid cancer.
In case of having any autoimmune disorder.
This test includes
Anti Thyroglobin Antibody - ATG
The doctor or the lab technician should be informed if any prescribed, over the counter, herbal, or vitamin medicines are being consumed. Apart from this, no special or specific preparation is required before the test.