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A 21-year-old female asked:

what does "tsh with reflex(reflux?) to ft4" mean with blood work?does that mean it's as complete thyroid check?

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Dr. Mohammed Parvez
Internal Medicine 14 years experience
Yes: It means ti check complete thyroid profile test. Good luck!
Dr. Marvin Ott
Emergency Medicine 20 years experience
No: TSH (Thyroid Stimulating Hormone) is a marker for thyroid function. If it is abnormally high, the lab automatically (reflexively) does a Free T4 level. This is useful for diagnosing hypothyroidism, but it is not the same as a full thyroid panel. Hope this helps!

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Last updated Apr 15, 2017

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