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I don't understand my labs!!! HELP!!!!

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Old 09-10-2003, 11:42 AM   #1
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Post I don't understand my labs!!! HELP!!!!

TSH .03(range 0.47-5.01) Free T4 .74(range .70-1.35) Is this hypo or hyper??? Thanks for any help.

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Old 09-10-2003, 12:52 PM   #2
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You really need a Free T3 test done. We see the incomplete story here with these tests. If I had to take a guess though, either your Free T3 is normal or you have hypopituitarism (in that case you need a TRH test to diagnose that), because your Free T4 is barely within the low end of the range.

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In my understanding, low TSH alone usually means hyper, low FT4 usually means hypo, but the two together being low I think indicates a pituitary problem, I agree with Sky Eagle, you really need a FT3 done.

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