Alternate Names : Chronic Lymphocytic Thyroiditis
How is the disease diagnosed?
The doctor will take a medical history and
complete a physical examination. He or she will usually order
blood tests, including:
thyroid function tests
a complete blood count, also known as CBC
Additional blood tests or special X-ray tests can usually confirm
the diagnosis of Hashimoto thyroiditis.
Sometimes a thyroid fine needle biopsy
may be needed. To do a biopsy, the doctor will take a small sample of the
thyroid gland with a special needle that he or she inserts through the skin.
The doctor can look at this sample under a microscope to make the