Hello everyone. I have had the Genova 24 hour urine test and I could do with help on the results.
T3 was 610 (592-1850)
T4 was 202 (347-1994)
T3:T4 ratio is 3.0 (high) (0.5-2.0)
So I understand I have low T4 production. But what I don't understand is that T4 converts to T3 and T3 is the active 'important' one. My T3 is in the normal range (albeit only just) so I guess that means I am maximising the T4 as much as I can.
But if T3 is the active one that we all need and I have enough why am I ill and why does that ratio matter so much?
I get it is out of sync but if I have an okay (ish) T3 shouldn't that mean that I am okay?
I'm obviously not okay but I just need to understand this and can't get my head around it. I have tried to read stuff but at the moment it is just a sea of words.
Can anyone help and give me a very basic explanation? I always value and rely on your opinions.
And one last thing - would an NHS doctor laugh in my face if I presented these results?