Have hypothyroidism in the family (gran, Aunt etc). Got tested a few weeks ago, had Dr's appointment this morning and she went through the results:
TSH - 6.2 (0.4-5.9)
Serum free T4 - 11.8 (10-19.8)
I also had low iron levels of around 30ng/mL although I don't have the exact number or range here but I see ranges online suggesting 12-150ng/mL is normal for a woman.
She said that I was Subclinical Hypothyroid at TSH 6.2 and that treatment wouldn't be considered until after another test in 6 weeks which she's given me the forms to be tested for:
Thyroid function Test TFT: TSH+fT4 (tPP)
Thyroid Antibodies TA (tPP).
It feels like a very long time away without any answers and I feel like a bag of spanners. Doesn't help that I am a bit of a worrier.
Do you think its worth doing one of these home finger prick tests so at least I have a bit more info on TA and T3 levels etc? Are they any good?
Also I had the test in the morning (9am) and I had a cold/sore throat. Do you think these could have given a false positive?
Thanks so much for your help,