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    Hi Kim,

    Just thought I’d jump in ~ I’m not certain, but it sounds as if one of the tests your daughter had was the antibody level. It doesn’t so much give you an idea of “how much Graves'” she has as it lets you know what her antibody levels were at the moment she was tested. Those levels rise and fall for no reason we understand right now, but it can be valuable to have a snapshot. From what I understand, the level of antibodies doesn’t even correlate directly to symptoms ~ in other words, your antibody levels can be high, yet you experience few symptoms, and the reverse can also be true. Still, many people appreciate having that number known at some point.

    Hope that helps!

    NGDF Assistant Online Facilitator