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Thyroxine-binding globulin test

Thyroxine-binding globulin test

Thyroxine-binding globulin test: The thyroxine-binding globulin test measures the blood concentration of TBG, which binds to thyroxine and limits the amount of free, metabolically-active thyroxine in the blood; an increase in TBG leads to increase in thyroxine production without causing the symptoms of hyperthyroidism, since the excess thyroxine is bound by the excess TBG.

Diseases Associated with Thyroxine-binding globulin test

These diseases or medical conditions may be diagnosed by, screened for, or associated with Thyroxine-binding globulin test:

  • Genetic increase in thyroxine-binding globulin (increased levels)
  • Infectious hepatitis (increased levels)
  • Protein-losing enteropathy (overall protein levels drop)
  • Protein-losing nephropathy (overall protein levels drop)
  • Malnutrition (overall protein levels drop)
  • Testosterone-producing tumors (decreased levels)
  • Ovarian failure (decreased levels)

Basic Information: Thyroxine-binding globulin test

Disease or Condition count: 0; see list of conditions below. These are the diseases or medical conditions in which the medical test 'Thyroxine-binding globulin test' may be involved.

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