Thyreoglobulin hTG tumor marker
Blood test Thyreoglobulin hTG from serum
Increased: hyperthyroidism, euthyroid goiter, nodular goiter, Graves' disease, autonomic adenoma, thyroiditis de Quervain.
Reduced rash reduced:
Athyroidism (thyroid gland not functioning) ,
Thyreotoxicosis factitia: by ingestion of thyroid hormone tablets (sometimes used to lose weight) often leads to an excessive amount of thyroid hormone in the blood.
Rising thyroglobulin levels as part of follow-up care for thyroid carcinoma are suspect .
The exclusion of interfering thyroglobulin antibodies is recommended. If Tg-Ab is found, the thyroglobulin result is of limited information.
Patients without a diagnosis of thyroid cancer generally do not benefit from measuring thyroglobulin levels
Attention, new normal values! pmol/l 2.4 - 92.0