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Old 02-04-2011, 10:15 AM   #1
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How am I looking Overall

The first numbers were my earlier tests. The second were this past Wednesday. So items are up some are down. All within normal besides MCHC witch said it was like .2 of a point below normal (not sure if that is significant or not).

Comparison 12/11/10 to 2/2/11
12/11/10 2/2/11
WBC 6.1 7.5
RBC 5.42 5.36
Hemoglobin 17.1 16.5
Hematocrit 50 50
MCV 93 92
MCH 31.6 30.7
MCHC 34.3 32.9
RDW 13.3 13.8
Platelet 162 174
MPV 10.1 10.6
Neutrophils 55.3% 64.4%
Lymphocyte 30.7% 23.7%
Monocytes 11.1% 9.8%
Eosinophils 2.1% 1.6%
Basophils 0.8% 0.5%

TSH 8.05 3.59
T3 1.08 1.08
T4 6.8 7.4

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Old 02-05-2011, 11:58 AM   #2
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Re: How am I looking Overall

It's very hard to comment about labs without seeing the ranges.

I do believe that "non-thyroid" labs within the ranges of normal are fine. For the one item that is slightly below-range, I doubt it is of much concern. I usually Google any labwork that is questionable to me so I can even figure out what was measured and what any implications there might be.

For thyroid labs, each of us has his/her own "normal" within the ranges of it makes sense to look at those labs more closely.

Now, for the T4 & T3 labs - are those "Free" results? Those are really the only labs that give accurate information. "Plain" T4/T3 levels are measurements of both the bound and unbound thyroid hormones - the bound ones are useless so it is better to get measurements of the hormones that are fully available (aka "free") to meet the body's needs.

Also, please always post the ranges for thyroid labs since they vary from lab to lab and by geographical area.

No matter what, your TSH level is too high - healthy people have TSH .3 - 1.0 so I suspect your thyroid hormone levels are still too low for your body's needs.
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Old 02-06-2011, 11:09 AM   #3
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Re: How am I looking Overall

Yes I agree with CD. Your tsh at 3.59 or 8 is not good. Not knowing the lab ranges but just looking at my lab ranges your t-3 and 4 (next time or now, ask for the FREE T 3 and 4) are low. The t-3 is below the normal range (too low) and the t-4 is low too. You have a thyroid problem for sure. At least you know now what you are dealing with.

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