What is a TPO test?
This test measures the level of Thyroid Peroxidase, or TPO Antibodies in the blood.
Why is a TPO test important?
Thyroid peroxidase is an enzyme involved in thyroid hormone production. TPO Antibodies slow or stop enzyme activity.
TPO Antibodies can cause hypothyroidism. These antibodies are frequently present in thyroid problems related to autoimmune diseases such as Graves' or Hashimoto's.
What type of specimen will I submit?
This Thyroid Peroxidase (TPO) Antibodies is a blood test.
Do I need to fast to take this test?
Fasting is not necessary.
How long does it take to get test results?
It typically takes 4 business days or less.