Can anyone help me understand my Thyroid function test results?
I went to see my GP 4 weeks ago to discuss referral to an endocrinologist as I have suspected for a long time there is something going on with my thyroid in spite of all tests coming back normal. I also wanted copies of previous test results to see if there had been an ongoing problem that was getting worse.
The GP was extremely defensive. 'What on earth do you think an endocrinologist is going to do for you, you are overweight there is no miracle cure'. What do you want your test results for, we don't give test results out …(?!).
Fortunately I managed to get him to agree to do another Thyroid function test, although he thought it was a waste of time.
The results are now back and after checking on the surgery website, I discovered you can get print outs of your test results and a very helpful, kind receptionist provided me with a copy.
They are as follows:
Thyroid peroxidase antibod lev - (JA) - Normal <4 IU/mL <35.00U/mL
Thyroid function test - (JAT) - Normal
Serum free T4 level 11.3 pmol/L 10.30-24.50 pmol/L
Serum TSH level 2.31 mlU/L 0.30-5.50mlU/L
The blood test was done in the afternoon and was non-fasting
Can anyone help me understand what this meant?
Thanks for your help