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Can You Have Water Before A Thyroid Blood Test
Will drinking water with added electrolytes (smart water) effect a blood test that's being done to check thyroid levels. Told to fast before test.
Unclear question: What is a "bac reading"? It may help if you spell out your concern. ...Read more
You may: If thyroid blood test is the only test you are having, coffee is not likely to materially affect the results. Generally it is better to be fasting for lab tests. ...Read more
Sodium is low:
Sodium will be diluted, thus low in value when you are retaining water.
Serum osmolality, the amount of solute/dissolved substance in a volume of liquid may be normal or low depending on various medical conditions including water retention from heart failure, kidney failure, and cirrhosis.
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Depends on type of: Tests. Usual thyroid function tests can be done on about 5 ml of blood. ...Read more
Probably yes: Normal TSH level is less than 5. ...Read more
Is this TSH level?: There are several types of thyroid tests like TSH level or T4 level. So you need to indicate the exact name of the test done. If it is tsh...This is normal. ...Read more
It's bullshit: Hi. Nutri Thyroid is utter bullshit, and you're throwing your money away on snake oil. That snake oil does nothing for a healthy thyroid that good old (cheap) iodized salt won't do. And you're making the snake oil peddlers rich. May I suggest you stop throwing that money away, and instead give it to some group that will do some good in the world?! ...Read more
Yes: Plan water no lemon or additives can be taken before a fasting blood test. ...Read more
Need more info: 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. Having said that, you did not say what symptoms, what tests and what were the actual results. It would be prudent to discuss the matter with your doctor. ...Read more
Yes: It can be picked up on a blood test but your doctor has to specifically order the test called thyroid peroxidase antibodies (tpo antibodies). ...Read more
It depends: Blood tests tell many things about the thyroid, including whether it's overactive (hyperthyroid) or underactive (hypothyroid). They detect anti-thyroid antibodies as well. These things cannot be confirmed without blood tests. Other thyroid diseases, such as nodular disease and cancer cannot be identified alone by blood test but require physical exam, possibly ultrasound, and possibly biopsy. ...Read more
No: Thyroid scan is only part of thyroid dysfunction workup. Thyroid scan usually shows functioning or nonfunctioning nodules, thyroid gland enlargement, decreased function, or goiter. Laboratory blood testing is extremely important in determining function of thyroid gland, hypo-, hyper-, or normal. Sometimes scan and blood tests differ in findings. ...Read more
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