High thyroid peroxidase antibodies indicate that the patient has an autoimmune disorder such as Graves' disease or Hashimoto's disease, according to Mayo Clinic. Most people who are diagnosed with thyroid disease typical... More » Health Conditions & Diseases

High levels of thyroid peroxidase enzyme are indicative of a thyroid autoimmune disorder, such as Hashimoto’s or Graves’ disease. High levels are caused by thyroid peroxidase antibodies, as stated by Lab Tests Online. More » Health Medical Ranges & Levels

Thyroid antibodies include thyroid peroxidase antibody, thyroglobulin antibody and thyroid-stimulating hormone receptor antibody. Antibody testing is not part of routine thyroid evaluation and is only indicated if a pers... More » Health Conditions & Diseases
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There are several possible causes for high thyroid levels, including Graves' disease, toxic adenoma, Plummer's disease and thyroiditis, according to Mayo Clinic. The general term used when a patient has an overactive thy... More » Health Conditions & Diseases

Mayo Clinic notes that a thyroid can become enlarged due to iodine deficiency, Graves’ disease, Hashimoto's disease, inflammation, pregnancy, multinodular goiter, thyroid cancer or solitary thyroid nodules. The American ... More » Health Conditions & Diseases

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