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Old 03-06-2013, 10:24 AM   #1
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Most Important Tests

Going to the drs tomorrow. What are the most important tests that I should ask her to give me?

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Old 03-07-2013, 03:09 AM   #2
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Definitely Free T4 and Free T3. Not Total T4 and Total T3. Your doc will probably insist on TSH, most do. TPO Antibodies to rule in/out Hashimoto's, unless you already know this information.
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Ferritin/ iron, vit D.
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I informed my dr that I wanted the FREE T3 and T4 but she ordered T3 Total. What difference will that make?

She also ordered: Iron & TIBC, Ferritin, ALT, CBC/PLT/DIFF and Basic Metabolic Panel (BMP).

TSH results:

TSH 3.19 0.3-5.5 uIU/mL

BMP results:


SODIUM 145 135-145 MEQ/L

POTASSIUM 4.1 3.5-5.2 MEQ/L

CHLORIDE 108 97-108 MEQ/L

CARBON DIOXIDE 25 22-32 MEQ/L

GLUCOSE 92 65-140 MG/DL

BUN 10 6-24 MG/DL

CREATININE 0.67 0.50-1.40 MG/DL

CALCIUM 9.1 8.4-10.2 MG/DL

ALT 17 5-50 U/L
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You dont have the right tests to say anything hun. If you dr wont run them, find one that will.
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She is testing TSH, T3 Total, Iron, Ferritin, CBC and BMP.

The TSH and T3 Total won't tell me anything?
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tsh isnt a thyroid test and Total T3 is bound, hense why we suggest FREE. you want FREE t3 and FREE t4.
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I referred to this link on optimal lab tests often when I was balancing out my thyroid, iron, adrenals and potassium/sodium levels.
Hope it helps:
Optimal Lab Values–how to interpret your results | Stop The Thyroid Madness
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I referred to this link on optimal lab tests often when I was balancing out my thyroid, iron, adrenals and potassium/sodium levels.
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Optimal Lab Values–how to interpret your results | Stop The Thyroid Madness
Thank you! That link was very helpful. I was reading the symptom list for hypo and I have almost every symptom listed. Ugh.
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