I took the bull be the horns after a recent Endo visit didn't produce the requested T3 result
[What is it with Labs?]
I went private, as I wanted a Reverse T3 figure to go with it to get a ratio for evaluation on T4 conversion. I know NHS don't do RT3 so I plumped for those two & some mineral tests [Selenium+Zinc High! Oops] and also RBC Magnesium- said to be the best evaluation test for Low Mag .
What comes back? Whole blood Mag- & still low in the lower quartile, but not the RBC requested!
I'm trying to get this resolved but it shows that even going private hits the 'Labs' barrier.
Still awaiting the Iodine and RT3 results, too..
This article biolab.co.uk/docs/magnesium... is good and refernces the tests by Song Y. [Ref 17] that support their overview.
Bear in mind that Hypothyroid symptoms and Low Mag. run almost parallel & can of course co-exist readily.
This feels very much like a re-run of UAT saga where tests and limits thereof are either ignored or brushed aside by these experts at their desks...
If you're struggling to get heard on UAT/CFS - ask for RBC Magnesium test, instead of the hard to do extra T3 Thyroid tests- maybe that will show up a deficiency worth chasing through.
I hope to progress this further.. seeing a friendlier than average Endo next month, to discuss [I wonder?]