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The Thyroglobulin test is primarily used as a tumor marker to evaluate the effectiveness of treatment for thyroid cancer and to monitor for recurrence. Not every thyroid cancer will produce Thyroglobulin, but the most common types (papillary and follicular thyroid cancer) that arise from the follicle cells frequently do-resulting in increased levels of Thyroglobulin in the blood. Thyroglobulin levels also tend to be elevated in regions of endemic goiter.
For diagnostic purpose, results should always be assessed in conjuction with the patients medical history, clinical examination and other findings.
The information provided herein should not be used during any medical emergency or for the diagnosis or treatment of any medical condition. A licensed physician should be consulted for diagnosis and treatment of any and all medical conditions.