Blocking Thyroid Receptor Antibodies
Blocking TSH receptor antibodies, sometimes abbreviated TBAb or TSBAb, are antibodies that prevent TSH from binding to the cell receptor, and cause hypothyroidism. Patients with Hashimoto's disease tend to test positive for these antibodies.
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