I had a GP appointment today, and he confirmed that the labs are no longer testing T4. He was not happy with this, as he said "we do not get a good picture of what is going on" I replied that it must be a bit like only taking one reading on a blood pressure, as the main diagnostic of this is the gap between the two readings. He agreed.
So, why is this happening? Does it really cost that much to test for T4? Who made this decision, and where was it published? The practice nurse did not know.
More importantly, what can we do about it? I cannot afford private tests, but is this a sign of things to come, to drive us into paying for basic needs?