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Lokthan
03-11-2017, 09:45 AM
So Labsmd has a few thyroid tests but I'm unsure which one is the best one for the money to check T3. Also, if you know of a testing protocol that'd be rad.

chocolatemalt
03-11-2017, 02:03 PM
Give this a look before ordering:

https://stopthethyroidmadness.com/recommended-labwork/

The first three items seem to be the important ones: TSH, free T3, free T4, reverse T3.

The "free" measurements are easy to miss in the panels but they're there somewhere. Reverse T3 seems to be the hardest to find. Last I looked there was only one test for it at LabsMD if I recall.

I haven't gotten any of this yet but it's on the agenda...

chocolatemalt
03-11-2017, 02:08 PM
Pricey at $248... :( That's explains my delay in getting it, lol... I knew it was something.

http://www.labsmd.com/tests.php?view=search_results&show=2356&category=11&search=reverse%20t3#2356

Ok, $157 - (%15 coupon) = $135 at privatemdlabs, much nicer -- missing a couple extras but maybe they aren't critical... dunno:

http://www.privatemdlabs.com/lab_tests.php?view=search_results&show=2405&category=14&search=reverse%20t3#2405

TheShadow
03-11-2017, 02:16 PM
Agree with the above.

When most people read thyroid labs they tend to look at TSH alone which is at best a limited insight. Reason being that elevated TSH shows your body is working harder than it should be to produce active thyroid hormone, and most of the time (but not all of the time) if you do see elevated TSH, your T3 and T4 will draw low. The issue being of course that this isn't always true in every circumstance, so we need to look at every thyroid marker as a whole. TSH, T3, T4, free T3, free T4 and antibodies are what we typically have our clients test for.

T4 is converting into active thyroid hormone T3. When looking at labs we want to see all of the above as we want to see the conversion process also, not just the end result of active thyroid hormone production.

I've seen plenty of normal TSH labs in clients, but when digging deeper we see issues in the conversion process.

OfficerFarva
03-11-2017, 02:23 PM
Give this a look before ordering:

https://stopthethyroidmadness.com/recommended-labwork/

The first three items seem to be the important ones: TSH, free T3, free T4, reverse T3.

The "free" measurements are easy to miss in the panels but they're there somewhere. Reverse T3 seems to be the hardest to find. Last I looked there was only one test for it at LabsMD if I recall.

I haven't gotten any of this yet but it's on the agenda...

What's reverse T3, have any links you can send me. I don't know how to google :(

Lokthan
03-11-2017, 04:20 PM
Thanks for the info on the test guys.. What about protocol before the test? And what are good/bad numbers?

chocolatemalt
03-11-2017, 11:11 PM
What's reverse T3, have any links you can send me. I don't know how to google :(

All I got is that STM site and it scrambles my brain, so I regurgitate the obscure markers to look like I'm smart. Usually at this point we have to pull BTC and Sheriv in here to right the ship but I think they got tired of it and ghosted us.

macedog24
03-21-2017, 10:53 PM
Here is a link you can check out about RT3.
https://www.restartmed.com/reverse-t3/

macedog24
03-21-2017, 11:04 PM
There is a lot of info there. Read it all ....

malfeasance
03-29-2017, 05:26 AM
Really hard to understand thyroid hormone tests and not like looking at testosterone blood levels at all.