When your physician runs a thyroid check they typically only use one or two tests, primarily TSH and T4, to determine whether you are experiencing thyroid dysfunction. Unfortunately, these tests are not giving you the whole picture. There are many other elements in addition to TSH and T4 that should be examined in order gain a better understanding of individual thyroid health.
To acquire a truly accurate understanding of your thyroid, testing should include TSH, Free T4, Free T3, Reverse T3, and Thyroid Antibodies. To learn more about these and other thyroid blood tests, read this.
At Holtorf Medical Group our physicians are trained to provide you with cutting-edge testing and innovative treatments to find the answers you deserve and a treatment plan that is personalized to your specific condition. If you have been tested for thyroid disease with only TSH and T4 or if you’re currently undergoing thyroid treatment, but are still experiencing thyroid-related symptoms, give us a call at 877-508-1177 to see how we can help you!