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Laboratory tests are established tools for the determination of thyroid function and the differentiation of causes for dysfunctions. Autoimmune thyroid disease (AITD) causes cellular damage and alters thyroid gland function by humoral and cell-mediated mechanisms. Cellular damage occurs when sensitized T-lymphocytes and/or autoantibodies bind to thyroid cell membranes causing cell lysis and inflammatory reactions.
Alterations in thyroid gland function result from the action of stimulating or blocking autoantibodies on cell membrane receptors. Three principal thyroid autoantigens are involved in AITD. These are thyroperoxidase (TPO), thyroglobulin (Tg) and the TSH receptor. With the addition of the new IMTEC TSH-Receptor Antibodies test, HUMAN now offers the broadest panel of tests on the market for a complete and automated laboratory diagnosis of autoimmune thyroid diseases (AITD).
Automation for all laboratories- the choice of three different instruments provides tailor-made automation for any laboratory. Advantages at a glance: