what is ama test?
thyroid peroxidase (TPO), an enzyme generally found in the thyroid gland, plays an essential role in the production of thyroid hormones. A TPO test detects antibodies against TPO in the blood.
Antithyroid microsomal antibody is a test to measure antithyroid microsomal antibodies in the blood. Microsomes are found inside thyroid cells. The body produces antibodies to microsomes when there has been damage to thyroid cells.
It is associated with autoimmune conditions can also be associated with thyroid disorders, such as Hashimoto's thyroiditis and Grave's disease.
when do you expect results?
24 to 36 Hours
why get tested for ama?
The test asseses the levels of the antithyroid microsomal antibody.
reason to take anti microsomal antibody (ama) test
Common signs associated are
- rapid heart rate
- sleeping disorders
- sudden weight gain or loss
- protruding eyes
- dry skin
- hair loss
- intolerance to cold weather and constipation
preparations needed for anti microsomal antibody (ama) test
"Preparatory instructions during specimen collection*:No Fasting Required.
No other special preparations required."
Specimen type:Serum (Blood Sample)
Specimen collection procedure:Venipuncture - Collection of blood from a vein, usually from the arm.
Understanding results ofAnti Microsomal Antibody (AMA)
‘*A Reference range is a set of values which helps the healthcare professional to interpret a medical test. It may vary with age, gender, and other factors. Reference ranges may also vary between labs, in value & units depending on instruments used and method of establishment of reference ranges’