Re: TSH w/rflx to t3 and t4....same?
"TSH with reflex" means they run the TSH alone, then do the other tests only if TSH comes back out of range. So you still may not get what you asked for.
Edit: Thyroid antibody tests can be useful in getting a diagnosis when the other levels are within range. For example, if there are antibodies, low-normal T4/T3, and symptoms... some MDs will treat at that point, even if TSH is within range. Sometimes MDs only look at TSH; if it's mildly elevated and antibodies are present, they may begin treatment sooner than they would with TSH at the same level with no antibodies present.
Last edited by midwest1; 08-18-2008 at 11:21 PM.