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Old 03-23-2006, 07:29 AM   #1
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Ok my friends...difference between tests, my lab sheet doesnt have t3 Free

Whats the difference between t3 reverse, t3 total and t3 uptake? My bloodwork sheet doesnt have free t3?

Also it does have free t4 but my Dr checked off t4 free direct dialysis, instead of the t4 free? Do you know the diffrences in these?

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Old 03-23-2006, 11:16 AM   #2
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Re: Ok my friends...difference between tests, my lab sheet doesnt have t3 Free

bumping this with hopes that a labwork genius will see it,,,

 
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Old 03-23-2006, 03:10 PM   #3
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Re: Ok my friends...difference between tests, my lab sheet doesnt have t3 Free

The "Free" means these are the free hormones available for use by the body. Once the hormones become bound to proteins the body cannot use them.

All the others (not the Free's) include calculations that include the protein bound hormones. So not all of those values are useable by the body.

That is why the free's are important. It shows exactly what your body has to work with.

I don't know specifically the differences between each exact test. Only that they all include the protein bound counts. Only the free's do not count the protein bound hormones.

I think that's how it goes anyway. Somebody correct me if I am wrong.

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Old 03-23-2006, 05:45 PM   #4
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Re: Ok my friends...difference between tests, my lab sheet doesnt have t3 Free

Hyperk,

gee, dont i know you from somewhere!

Thx........my lab sheet doesnt even have t3 Free...go figure
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Old 03-23-2006, 06:08 PM   #5
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Re: Ok my friends...difference between tests, my lab sheet doesnt have t3 Free

Does it have "Free Triiodothyronine"? That is Free T3.
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Re: Ok my friends...difference between tests, my lab sheet doesnt have t3 Free

only T3 reverse, T3total and T3 uptake
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Old 03-23-2006, 06:52 PM   #7
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Re: Ok my friends...difference between tests, my lab sheet doesnt have t3 Free

The doctor can write in any lab test that he/she wants run. Free T3 is a very common lab test.
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