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What Is Tsh In Serum
Depends on cause: TSH is elevated when the thyroid is not producing enough thyroid hormones, usually. The treatment depends on the cause. Most of the time, hypothyroidism is treated by replacement thyroid hormone medication only, which is very inexpensive. But the cause of other more complex and possibly serious causes needs to be ruled out. Talk to your doc about the results and your next steps. ...Read more
I'm worried because my TSH serum tested is0.098 ulu/ml.My previous reading is (done on 11.3.2012) is 0.12mlu/ l . Is it same, what do you suggest?
See below: 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. The two levels may not be meaningfully different. ...Read more
What is the normal range of serum tsh? Some labs say 0.5-5 while some say 0.3-3. Which is correct? My TSH is 4.7. Do i consider myself hyperthyrodic
They both are,,: Depending on which lab you get tested at, the range may vary. The 0.3-3.0 is the more updated one but if there aren't any symptoms like fatigue, no treatment may be done. You do have fatigue so you might want to see your doctor for a full thyroid panel including free T4 along with your TSH as free T4 is a stronger indicator of thyroid function. Best of luck. ...Read more
T4: Different labs use different methods for measuring T4. Please check with your doctor whether this level of 12 is within normal range for the test or whether it is high. I suspect that the T4 at 12 is within range. Please let me know. ...Read more
Why is my blood serum orangy had blood drawn at work for tsh...Serum was orangy , wax barrier intact
Dont worry: Wait for the results of blood test. ...Read more
Tsh serum at 1.79 after 3 years of thyroidectomy due to papillary carcinoma .Should it be close to zero and what does 1.79 signifies ?
See below: 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 levels suggest thyroid deficiency and your doctor may put you on thyroid medication. ...Read more
Tsh 3-8.75 last 3 years (fluctuating)-hypo sympt. Prolactin a bit high.Serum am cortisol norm but free urin. Low. Saliv cort 4pt flat low.Indications?
Hormone measurements: You have had a lot of hormones tested, but all seem more/less normal. If the TSH is high, the prolactin can often be slightly high too. If hypothyroid, treating with levothyroxine normalizes both. Adrenals sound fine, but the next test would be an acth stim test (but i don't think you need it if the am cort was really normal). Maybe your sx are not due to hormones at all. Something else? ...Read more
Help my TSH was 0.83 range is 0.3 - 5.6 my cortisol am fasting serum was 254 range is 185 - 624 honstly is there a chance for pituitary microadenoma ?
See below: 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. The results you provided do not suggest the presence of pituitary lesion nor do the results rule it out. What makes you suspect that you have pituitary microadenoma? ...Read more
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