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Clin Diagn Lab Immunol. 1994 May;1(3):351-2.

Frequency of biochemical hypothyroidism in sera referred for autoantibody testing.

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  • 1Specialty Laboratories, Inc., Santa Monica, California 90404-3900, USA.

Abstract

We examined sera submitted for autoantibody testing for thyroid microsome antibodies (TMA), elevated thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH), and free thyroxine concentrations. The frequency of TMA in antinuclear antibody-positive sera was higher (19%) than that in antinuclear antibody-negative sera (12%). Elevated TSH concentrations in serum and subnormal thyroxine concentrations in serum were associated with the presence of TMA; TMA titer and the frequency of elevated TSH concentrations were also associated with the presence of TMA.

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PMC368261
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