Pronunciation: (THY-roh-GLAH-byoo-lin)

The form that thyroid hormone takes when stored in the cells of the thyroid. If the thyroid has been removed, thyroglobulin should not show up on a blood test. Doctors measure thyroglobulin level in blood to detect thyroid cancer cells that remain in the body after treatment.

Source: NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms

Date last modified: 2007-08-28