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Old 02-01-2005, 02:44 PM   #1
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Lab results and i have no clue how to read them

Firstly thanks for trying to help. Secondly, anyone know site that can explain this..and lastly..here's my results

Lipid Panel
Cholesterol total 253
HDL cholesterol 35
Chol/HDL ratio 7.2
LDL CHOL, Calulated 159
Triglycerides 293

Thyroid panel
t4, total 8.8
t3 uptake 28.7
t4, free, calculated 2.53

help..i really have no clue if this is normal or anything.

Thanks!!

 
Old 02-01-2005, 03:22 PM   #2
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Re: Lab results and i have no clue how to read them

Please post the ranges for the thyroid results, all labs use different ranges and where in your labs range your numbers fall makes a lot of difference.

 
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Old 02-01-2005, 03:45 PM   #3
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Re: Lab results and i have no clue how to read them

253 range is <200 mg/ dl
35 range is >/= mg/ dl
7.2 range < 4.4
159 range <130 mg. dl
293 range is <150 mg/ dl

Thyroid t4 total 8.8 range is 4.5-12.0 ug /dl
T3 total 28.7 range 27.8-40.7 percent
t4 2.53 1.53-3.85 units

 
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Re: Lab results and i have no clue how to read them

The only Thyroid test that actually tells quite a bit about your thyroid is the FREE T4, it is below mid range, should be about 2.69 if you are male and about 3.15 if you are female.
On the first post you have T3 uptake and on the second with the ranges you have T3 total. If it is the uptake, its a test to measure the binding proteins, if it is the total it measures bound and active hormone and being low in the range indicates hypo-T as does the low Free T4.
I'm surprised you don't have a TSH, most drs will do that test and not the others.

Your high cholesterol could be due to the low thyroid levels. A lot of hypo people have trouble with high cholesterol levels.

 
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