Researchers wanted to find out, whether there is evidence that children of mothers with Hashimoto's have a higher risk of developing autism.
Autism is a complex neurodevelopmental disorder characterized by impaired language, disrupted social interactions, and stereotyped behaviors and interests. Genetic factors are known to play a major role in autism.
The study found that the odds of autism were increased by nearly 80% among offspring of mothers who had elevated TPO antibodies during pregnancy, independent of the level of thyroid hormones.
If you plan to become pregnant, have your antibodies tested. Should they be elevated, you might want to get in touch with us to find out about our holistic root-cause approach to reduce antibodies.
Thyroid Function with Antibodies Blood Test
A comprehensive blood test examining levels of TSH, T4, FT4 and FT3 as well as thyroid antibodies.
Advanced Thyroid Function Blood Test
This profile contains a full thyroid profile (TSH, T4, FT4 and FT3 as well as thyroid antibodies) as well as ferritin, folate*), vitamins D and active B12 and CRP-hs.
*) Important notice about retests for folate. Please be aware that folate has a higher-than-normal failure rate on finger-prick samples. For the best chance of success we recommend taking a venous sample for this test (either in-clinic or with a nurse home visit). Medichecks has made a finger-prick option available for this test. If you opt to take a finger-prick sample at home and you receive all test results except folate, they will refund £8 to your payment card. No retests for folate will be provided. By ordering a finger-prick kit for this test you agree that you will only be entitled to a refund of £8 should this happen.