Thyrotropin Receptor Antibody Test

TRAb, LATS, TSH Receptor Ab


Test Code: 010314
Specimen Type: Blood

Description:

Thyrotropin Receptor Antibody Test

The Thyrotropin Receptor Antibody (TRAb) Test is used to aid in the diagnosis of autoimmune disorders which affect the Thyroid.  Thyrotropin Receptor Antibodies are the cause of Hyperthyroidism in people with condition's such as Grave's Disease and will be present in approximately 90% of people with this condition.  These antibodies stimulate the thyroid gland to overproduce thyroid hormones.  This test can be useful in helping to diagnose people with Grave's disease or helping to differentiate between disorders when a person's symptoms are difficult to interpret.

The TRAb test may be ordered when someone is suspected of suffering from Hyperthyroidism.  This test is often ordered with a Thyroid Stimulating Immunoglobulin (TSI) Test to help a person's doctor in making a diagnosis. 

 Turnaround for this test is typically 2-4 business days.

Note: Result turn around times are an estimate and are not guaranteed. Our reference lab may need additional time due to weather, holidays, confirmation/repeat testing, or equipment maintenance.

Requirements:

It is recommended that someone taking Biotin (also known as vitamin B7 or B8, vitamin H, or coenzyme R) stop consumption at least 72 hours prior to the collection of a sample.

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Note: Result turn around times are an estimate and are not guaranteed. Our reference lab may need additional time due to weather, holidays, confirmation/repeat testing, or equipment maintenance.

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