The essential thyroid blood labs you must ask for

If you want to have a complete view of the status of your thyroid gland, you must ask for the following thyroid lab tests:

  1. TSH
  2. Free T4
  3. Free T3
  4. TPO antibodies
  5. TG antibodies
  6. Reverse T3 (if you have been under severe stress or recently had surgery)
  7. Iron & Ferritin (technically not a thyroid lab test, but without adequate iron levels, any thyroid hormone replacement treatment will not be as effective)

Anything less than this and there is a risk of undertreatment or mistreatment.  

Adele du Rand

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