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tsh test false positive

A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
56 years experience General Surgery
Unlikely: Should be accurate.
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Dr. Thomas Knecht
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Complex: Hi. It's unlikely "stress" can give a false positive TSH elevation, but "stress" comes in multiple flavors. If a person is severely ill (usually ICU-t ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
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TSH 4.86: This is a slightly high level and suggests that your T4 and T3 (liothyronine) are a bit below the reference range. You cannot rely on TSH alone so yo ... Read More
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Not too abnormal: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
30 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes you could: Serious medical illness could cause a sick thyroid syndrome but ordinary stress will not alter your thyroid function test. suggest an evaluation by an ... Read More
Dr. David Masiello
18 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Thyroid homrone: Multiple conditons can alter TSH levels. The majority of thyroid homrone is bound by something called throglobulin binding portien and many things ca ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rachel Chastanet
34 years experience Bariatrics
Hashimoto's: Sounds like you have Hashimoto's Thyroiditis, which is an autoimmune disease. The body attacks it's own thyroid resulting in high thryoid levels init ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
26 years experience Maternal-Fetal Medicine
Hypothyroidism.: Sounds like you may have hypothyroidism. Please see your doctor asap, take Folic Acid 1 mg daily and best of luck. Your obstetrician will decide if yo ... Read More
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
No: The immunoassays for the two tests are distinct.
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
52 years experience Rheumatology
No: If your thyroid and thyroglobulin antibodies are negative, you do not have hashimoto's. You can't be hypo and hyperthyroid at the same time.
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
22 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Blood test: If your blood pregnancy test says positive then you are pregnant. You need to look at the bhcg test which indicates pregnancy not TSH which looks at t ... Read More
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A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Allan Goldstein
56 years experience Internal Medicine
Inflammation: Your doctor needs to do further workup as he sees fit.
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Madonna
21 years experience Family Medicine
Thyroid disorders: It sounds like your thyroid is functioning well right now, but the high antibody level indicates possible future autoimmune thyroiditis in the future. ... Read More
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