Last Blood Test Results! Help please!

Today i went for my first blood test since finding out i have hypothyroidism and decided to ask for a copy of my last blood test. They have not tested my T3 levels.

They are:

Plasma THS Level : 11.93 (range 0.30-4.20)

Plasma free T4 Level : 12 (range 9.00 -19.00)

Any information that anyone else has regarding my results would be very helpful because i literally no nothing! And i appreciate that it will be hard with not much info.

I have just been on blue Horizon website to look at the test options, has anyone ordered the Thyroid check plus ten option? again any information, advice or just general experience is greatly appreciated.

I will hopefully get today's test results on Monday so i will post them once i have received them.

3 Replies

  • Your TSH (Thyroid Stimulating Hormone) is surprisingly high given that your Free T4 is not that low. I'm only guessing here, but perhaps it is high because your Free T3 is low.

    If my guess is right then you aren't converting T4 to T3 very well. One reason for poor conversion is low nutrients, and these should always be tested and fixed, if necessary, as soon as possible.

    If you can afford it I would recommend the Thyroid Check Plus 11 rather than the Plus 10. The Plus 11 includes Vitamin D, and it is one of the vital ones. It can be done as a microtainer test (finger prick test) or as a vacutainer test (blood taken from the crook of the elbow). Obviously for the vacutainer test you need someone to take blood for you, and that is often a sticking point for a lot of us.

  • A lot of us prefer the Thyroid plus eleven test, as it includes vitamin D (very important to check Vit D levels)

    Cheaper than getting Vit D tested separately via City Assay

  • I don't think you need a BH test just yet. Your TSH was high and your GP should increase your dose of levothyroxine by 25mcg after 6 weeks. of being diagnosed. Your new blood test should show a lower TSH.

    You should have a blood test every six to eight weeks with an increase until you feel well again with no clinical symptoms.

    Unfortunately, it isn't a quick fix and also get GP to test B12, Vit D, iron, ferritin and folate as we can be deficient which would also cause problems.

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