Hello again folks,
Sorry for the many posts recently, I'm thinking a lot about my health and that is giving rise to questions.
So, whenever I've gotten a T3 test from the NHS they have automatically tested TT3, I have asked my GP, and the 2 endos I've seen, for FT3 testing, and all seem surprised by this request and say they don't do it as it isn't a useful indicator of T3 levels. My Endo has now agreed to do a FT3 test but I have to phone him before I come to my appointment so that he can make a special arrangement with the lab (however, next appointment is 3 months away so I've got a private test to do).
However, whenever I've posted my results on here people seem surprised that TT3 has been tested instead of FT3.
So is FT3 the norm on the NHS for other people? If so, which part of the UK are you in (if you don't mind me asking)?
Could it be because I am in Scotland, could the practises be different here? Is anyone else here from Scotland? Have you had trouble getting FT3 tested?
Thanks for reading.