Thyroglobulin: A protein found in the thyroid gland. Some thyroglobulin can be found in the blood, and this amount may be measured after thyroid surgery to determine whether thyroid cancer has recurred. Thyroglobulin derived from pig thyroid glands is sometimes given to treat thyroid dysfunction. Abbreviated Tg.
Describes how the thyroglobulin test is used, when a thyroglobulin test is ordered, and what the results of a thyroglobulin test might mean
Library > Literature & Language > Dictionary ( thÄ« ' rÅ-glÅb ' yÉ™-lÄn ) n. A thyroid protein that is the precursor to iodine-containing hormones and is typically ...
Thyroglobulin is the protein precursor of thyroid hormone and is made by normal well differentiated benign thyroid cells or thyroid cancer cells.
Thyroglobulin (Tg) and Tg Antibody (TgAb) Testing for Patients Treated for Thyroid Cancers By Carole Spencer, Ph.D., F.A.C.B
Thyroglobulin level detection, even when there is no sign of a tumor, was correlated with a recurrence of cancer within three to five years in about 80 percent of patients.