TSH receptor antibodies
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5 mL blood in plain tube.
Immunoassay, cell stimulation assay.
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Limited role in diagnosis of Graves’ disease and Graves' opthalmopathy.
Used to predict fetal complications in pregnant patients.
This test has superseded the insensitive LATS test.
Present in 80% of patients with Graves’ disease.
Disappearance with treatment is reported to be correlated with a decreased likelihood of relapse although its predictive significance remains unclear.
Saravanan P et al. Endocrinol Metab Clin North Am 2001; 30(2): 315-337.