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What are the kinds of thyroid hormones they check?

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Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Radiation Oncology 47 years experience
TSH: Thyroid stimulating hormone, it is low when there is too much thyroxine; and high when not enough! t-3 is the active form, and t-4 is a pro-/to less active form produced by the thyroid to modulate metabolism.
Dr. Samuel Freedman
Pediatrics 9 years experience
Thyroid: It depends who "they" are. Most primary care doctors only check thyroid function - t4, freet4, tsh. Endocrinologists would also likely check antibodies against thyroid -- tpo, thyroglobulin antibody, TSH receptor antibody or tsi.

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