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As a Hashimotos sufferer and receiver of hormone therapy treatment what blood tests should I ask for?

My Endo has suggested - TSH, T3 uptake (is that reverse T3?), T4, Iron, Ferritin, CBC, Free Testosterone, FSH, LH, T Testosterone (not sure what this is), Prolactin, Micro Albumin, Vitamin D3, HB Glycosylated.

I'm going to ask for SHBG too.

I realise this is complicated but any suggestions particularly from other hypo and Hashimotos sufferers will be much appreciated.

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For thyroid;

TSH

Free t4

Free t3 (essential)

RT3 if they'll do it

iron and CBC (complete blood count)

Ferritin

B12

Folate

D3

sex hormones and prolactin if they think you have a pituitary problem

Don't know anything about Micro Albumin, or HB Glycosylated

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T3 uptake is really related to sex hormone tests, not thyroid: see elaine-moore.com/Blog/tabid...

If you have Hashis you want Tpo and TG antibodies also

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Thank you Angel of the North. I am learning more as I go along. My endo keeps mentioning pituitary issues. Are inactive thyroid and inactive pituitary gland connected?

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They can be, if you have secondary hypothyroidism.

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