Overview of the Thyroglobulin Blood Test:
The Thyroglobulin Blood Test is a diagnostic tool used to measure the level of thyroglobulin, a protein produced in the thyroid gland, in the bloodstream. Normally, thyroglobulin is not present in significant amounts in the blood, and its detection can indicate potential issues with the thyroid. This test plays a crucial role in diagnosing autoimmune conditions that affect the thyroid.
Thyroglobulin Blood Test in Males & Females:
The Thyroglobulin Blood Test is primarily used in individuals who have been diagnosed with thyroid cancer or who have undergone thyroidectomy (surgical removal of the thyroid gland), this is applicable to both male and females. It is not a routine test for general thyroid function assessment in the same way as thyroid hormone tests (TSH, FT4, FT3).