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Measurement of thyroglobulin (Tg) is useful in the detection of residual or recurrent thyroid cancer. Many individuals develop auto-antibodies to Tg (Tg Ab) and the presence of Tg Ab interferes with the measurement of immunoassay Tg. It is therefore necessary to identify the presence/absence of Tg Ab before measuring Tg. The panel will first measure Tg Ab; if the patient is Tg Ab negative, Tg will be measured using a Second Generation immunoassay with increased low-level sensitivity to 0.05 ng/mL. If the Tg Ab is positive, Tg will be measured by tandem mass spectroscopy. The LC/MS/MS assay will provide quantitative measurement of Tg in the presence of Tg Ab.
< or = 1 IU/mL
* Reference ranges may change over time. Please refer to the original patient report when evaluating results.