hi my endo sent me this email re my blood results
"The FT3 is converted from thyroxine taken orally by enzymes within the body hence the increase in levels in May. Although the reference ranges are the same for local and private tests, I’m not sure if the assays are the same. Our labs are under constant recalibration to reduce errors but I’m not sure of standards for the private lab. The anti –TG antibodies may suggest that you still have functioning thyroid tissue, albeit inadequate."
hmm. looks like i won't be getting the t3 i believe i need since my previous ft3 result was pretty low.
tsh - 1.9, normal range 0.2-4.2
ft3 - 4, normal range 3.1-6.8
ft4 - 14, normal range 10-22
tsh - 4.5, normal range 0.2-4.2
ft4 - 19.3, normal range 10-22
tsh - 5.01, normal range 0.2-4.2
ft4 - 18.7, normal range 12-22
ft3 - 5.2, normal range 3.1-6.8
they couldn't retest the ft3 as they didn't think the Blue Horizon lab's ft3 assay was the same as the endo labs. but they managed to do an antibodies test for anti-tpo and anti-tg the results of which they attached in their reply:
anti-tg antibodies - 103, normal range 0-115
anti-tpo antibodies - 33, normal range 0-34
i don't know why they mention the anti-tg but not anti-tpo results, as the anti-tpo results are further towards the positive range surely? and i don't know if the endo is suggesting hasimoto's still as i seem to have "something".
but, i have been offered an endo transfer! i wasn't expecting that..