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When I went to the endo, she took blood tests to test for Graves. My limited understanding of this was that she was testing to see what my antibody levels were and this would then tell us if I have Graves. She did say all my symptoms point towards it but needed to do the blood test.
When I rang up and asked if it have graves, the secretary said it wasn't that simple and that I needed to keep getting my bloods taken every 6 weeks. I am already doing this and she did not answer my question at all. Plus, the blood tests I have done every 6 weeks are just the standard ones for thyroid function. What was the point on doing the antibody blood test of there are no answers from it?!
Sorry for the rant, it's just frustrating not knowing what I'm dealing with.
So.... my question to to all of you with experience and knowledge of this is -
What is the antibody level that if it is over this level you have graves? Is there a number that if it's below this number you don't have graves and if it's over this number you do have graves? Or is it really not this simple?
Thanks so much again
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