Blood results - mean anything?


I just got hold of some recent bloods, and wondered if they mean anything re thyroid or adrenal function?

Bloods taken at 4.30pm

TSH 2.84 (range 0.30 - 4.40)

Cortisol 126 nmol/l (expected values 9am 138-635, midnight <318)

FT4 16.1 (9.0 - 19.1)

Positive ANA (titre 1:1280) and nucleolar pattern ANAPAT

Positive anti-ENA screen (anti-ro positive).

I've got as far as understanding that my diagnosis of mixed connective tissue auto-immune disease accounts for the positive ANA test, but that's about it!

I'm seeing my rheumatologist next week, so would be glad of any thoughts about the rest of it?


4 Replies

  • Thanks, I thought that the results were too incomplete to tell much, and it's helpful to have an idea of what to ask about.

  • Doesn't matter if your TSH is in range, it's still too high. And, at 9 am, on an empty stomach, would have been even higher. FT4 doesn't tell you much at any time.

    I cannot see the logic in doing a cortisol test at 4.30 pm, and giving a range for 9 am. The test should have been done at 9 am. So, that result doesn't tell you much, either. You need a range for 4.30 pm. Totally bonkers!

  • Thanks, greygoose,

    That helps give me more confidence to press for fuller tests

  • You're welcome. :)

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