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Tsh Reflex Test
My doctor said my thyroid is enlarged and wants me to have a TSH reflex test done. What does this mean? What causes a thyroid to be enlarged?
Tsh w/ reflex test read 1.20 and the range was 0.27- 4.20. Is this low norm or healthy norm? I was already diagnosed with hypo earlier this yr.
Need more info: The TSH level needs to be looked at in the context of your other thyroid levels. If you are not on any medication this might be interpreted as normal but your level of free T4 and free T3 as well as your thyroid antibodies need to be analyzed as well. If your free T4 and/or free T3 levels are low, then the TSH level might not be reflecting exactly what is going on with your thyroid. ...Read more
TSH reflex free T4 test = 2.51 (normal range 0.35-4.50). I've read hyperthyroidism still possible if TSH normal. Do I need another test?
My TSH w/reflex to FT4 test came back at 6.73, but my free T4 came back at 1.24. I have previous has similar results to these tests.
Mild hypothyroidism: The elevated TSH means that your pituitary gland is not happy with your thyroid level, and would like to see it higher despite the "normal" free T4 level. If you do not have any symptoms of hypothyroidism, we call this "subclinical hypothyroidism". Treatment may not be needed unless you develop symptoms or the TSH goes progressively higher. You should not start treatment based on one abnormal test ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My TSH test results 8 months ago were 1.2 but I was tested again last week and the results of TSH - REFLEX TO FT4 are 1.850. Is this Normal?
Lab variation: Not only may the change in this number reflect a normal variation in the labs result without a change in your thyroid function it could represent normal variation of thyroid function within your own body . This might be as a result of variable absorption of any thyroid supplement you are taking or variation in disease activity if you have a disorder such as hashimoto's thyroiditis. ...Read more
TSH w reflex to FT4 result is .79. Is this normal? Last year same test result was .91 ...what would cause difference?
Normal: varies during the day , not significant, normal ft4 0.7-1.86 ng/dl, tsh 0.4-mcU/ml ...Read more
I took blood test, TSH with reflex and my levels was 1.20.The range was 0.27-4.20. I have been having symptoms again and wanted to know is this normal?
Your tsh is: Totally normal. Look for other causes of your problems. ...Read more
I took a thyroid blood test TSH with reflex and read my test results it said my result was 1.24. It read the range was 0.27-4.20 is my results normal?
Yes it is normal: You have no cause for any worry related to your TSH level. ...Read more
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