What is ANTI MICROSOMAL ANTIBODY?
Microsomes are found inside thyroid cells. The body produces antibodies against microsomes, when there has been some damage to these cells. Autoimmunity induces the immune system to produce antibodies against host tissue causing inflammation or impairing thyroid function. Presence of antimicrosomal antibody (AMA) is generally associated with autoimmune disorder. A positive test for AMA can indicate Hashimotos thyroiditis, Grave’s disorder, granulomatous thyroiditis, Rheumatoid arthritis or Autoimmunehemolytic anaemia (rarely) etc. Detection of these antibodies can therefore assist in identifying damage to the thyroid cells causing such disorders. Book your Antimicrosomal Antibody test at an affordable price, with a free home collection from Thyrocare.
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