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Tsh Test False Positive
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-tpye ill or at least hospitalized), an adaptive response (unfortunately) called "euthyroid sick syndrome" can show a TSH elevation in that range during a phase of the condition. Only in a case like that. Stress like a final exam next week? No. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I recently had a TSH test where my level was 4.86. I was pretty stressed and run-down at the time. Any chance it was a false positive as a result?
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. Having said that, your TSH value while higher than normal does not mean that you have a disease or need treatment. Do discuss it with your doctor and you may opt to repeat the test. info at http://www.webmd.com/women/thyroid-stimulating-hormone-tsh ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Age 27 . My TSH is .006, total T-3 is 221, free T-4 is 2.70 . Is there anything that could create a false positive? Like stress? Could I retest ?
I m 24 and hypothyroid. Anti TPO test positive. I m struggling with fluctuating levels of TSH between hyper and hypo? My latest tsh-0.46 high ft4-1.53
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 initially and low thyroid levels once the the thyroid is "burned out." Sounds like you are currently Euthyroid (in the middle range and ok) on medicine. Your situation and other meds are somewhat complex and might be best addressed with a call-in. ...Read more
Is it true that elevated prolactin will produce a false tsh
level on test results? Dont they go hand in hand?
My TSH is 6.2 my pregnancy test is positive ..So I am one month pregnant but little worried my TSH will affect development of baby.Going to doc soon?
Blood calcium borderline out of range, borderline tsh&hyper&hypothyroid symptoms, could i still have hashimitos even with false ANA & thyroid tests?
Can you have normal TSH levels & test positive for antibodies? Could thyriod antibodies be why weight & hair loss?
My february blood tests showed ANA 1:80, rnp positive, CRP 5.1, TSH 1.83 also sed rate 25, mpv 12.1 what does this mean?
Just a screening: An "ana" is a blood test used to screen a person for the possibility of several autoimmune diseases. It is important to remember that this is a screening test and a positive result only indicates more testing may be warranted. No blood test is perfect, and getting to a diagnosis is usually much more complex than drawing blood. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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