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Can anyone tell me which hormone blood test is best for Graves disease?

Hi again everyone,

I'm still suffering with symptoms after being declared euthyroid since having had 2 previous attacks of Thyroiditis/Graves disease. I was wondering if anyone knew which hormone is most affected by Graves. I'm being monitored 3 monthly which is absolutely pointless because as usual they wont do my T3/4 so I need to get them done privately!

I'm unable to research as my brain isnt capable of absorbing too much info because its near its end due to this disease, so I would be very grateful if anyone could let me know what the best blood test would be for this Graves disease - Im vit D deficient, hair falling out, severe sweating menopausal symptoms, dry skin, palpitations, depressed etc...

Many thanks,


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Hi - I have Grave's and what they usually test me for are thyroid hormones - not sure if you mean some other sort of hormones?

Anyway, I get tested for

Free T4,

Free T3,


TPO (Thyroperoxidase Antibody), and

TRab (Thyroid stimulating hormone receptor antibody)

(the antibodies that is indicative of Graves')


Even better test TSI, but be prpared nhs wont test if they think you dont need one. This test confirms Graves D. x


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