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Thyroid Disease and Antibody Testing

I have had a thyroid condition since I was 13 years old -- first overactive now underactive. I take synthroid and my thyroid levels are normal, however I still have an autoimmune thyroid disorder. Can my condition result in a false negative...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Response from Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
Based on information that I have read, autoimmune disease may cause indeterminate results (neither positive or negative). I have not located information that suggests that autoimmune disease would result in false negative antibody tests.It is... Read more »

False positive or false negative?

First of all I dont know if I am posting this question on the right forum but!!!!OK, here we go: In... Read more »

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False negatives

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
How common are these after 3 months and how the heck would we know if we had one if after your negative you do not get tested again? I do not understand this. Anybody have any stats on false negatives? Thank you everybody!! Read more »

Opinion please 4 false negative rapid tests???

Posted by Jim25, 1 Reply
Hi all.
In September 2011 i had a high risk exposure with vaginal sex for about 3 minutes will on holidays. 2 weeks later i got severe headaches, sore on my anus for 2 days, loss of appetite and 1 white spot on my inner lip.

I took a rapid test after... Read more »

so ELISA tests NEVER give a false negative?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Is this statement correct? Read more »

to jackie re false negatives

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jackie

Did you have false negatives prior to the 8 week positive. Are there a lot of false negatives during ARS? How about false negatives 2 or 3 weeks after "symptoms" suggesting ARS? Is this common? Do the current test pick up the antibodies... Read more »