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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
42 years experience Psychiatry
T3 (liothyronine): It's part of checking your thyroid function. T3 (liothyronine) is the active thyroid hormone your body uses. Other components include t4, tsh, free ... Read More
Dr. Donald Colantino
61 years experience Internal Medicine
Total vs free: T3 (liothyronine) is only one of the blood tests to determine thyroid function. It is the active thyroid hormone and is elevated in hyperthyroidism(ov ... Read More

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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
T3 (liothyronine) is one: Of the thyroid hormones. It cannot be interpreted in a vacuum. Need to know free level, T4 and tsh.
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Dr. David Sneid
41 years experience Endocrinology
Possibly nothing: If your other thyroid tests are normal, the low T3 (liothyronine) is probably irrelevant. T3 (liothyronine) levels in the cell are what's important, n ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Knecht
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Don't need T3 (liothyronine): Hi. Why are you on liothyronine (T3)? You don't need to supply that. If you take levothyroxine (T4), your body regulates conversion of T4 to T3 and yo ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Knecht
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No: Hi. No, they're completely unrelated. Thyrocalcitonin (usu. just called calcitonin) is made by thyroid C cells (which do NOT make thyroid hormone) and ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susan Wingo
33 years experience Endocrinology
Thyroid hormones.: The two most important forms of thyroid hormone are designated T3 (liothyronine) and T4 based on the number of iodine atoms each molecule contains. T4 ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Lipton
30 years experience Holistic Medicine
T3 (liothyronine): T3 (liothyronine) or tri-iodothyronine, is the immediate acting form of thyroid hormone, as opposed to T4 which is the storage form.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sneid
41 years experience Endocrinology
Definitely: Cytomel (liothyronine) is not appropriate as a thyroid replacement medication. It has a short action, can be harmful, can't be measured in routine blo ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
22 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Should be normal : Assuming you do not have thyroid disease then the t3 (liothyronine) level should be in the normal range. If you do have thyroid disease then you shoul ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sneid
41 years experience Endocrinology
Yes: You need to adjust to another better and safer thyroid replacement such as brand name t4. Cytomel (liothyronine) can't be measured in the blood, is po ... Read More
A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Burns
37 years experience Emergency Medicine
If your lab: Is using ng/dl then yes all is well.

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