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My free T4 is high 19.30 pmol/l and my TSH is also high 4.530 mlu/l. What does this mean?

My free T4 is high 19.30 pmol/l and my TSH is also high 4.530 mlu/l.  What does this mean?

Few possibilities: These labs seem at odds, with TSH suggesting overactive thyroid and ft4 underactive thyroid. Free T4 tests can be inaccurate in some people who have interfering substances present. Another possibility is a tumor in the pituitary secreting too much TSH resulting in thyroid overactivity, and high thyroid hormone levels. This is quite rare, however. Your doctor can help sort this out. ...Read more

Dr. Quang Nguyen
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Thyroid Stimulating Hormone (Definition)

A TSH test measures the amount of thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH) in your blood. TSH is produced by the pituitary gland and tells the thyroid gland to make and release the hormones thyroxine ...Read more


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I have a blood test done and my TSH reflex to free T4 is 4.53 .50-4.30 miu/l is that bad?

I have a blood test done and my TSH reflex to free T4 is 4.53 .50-4.30 miu/l is that bad?

I agree to a point!: Tsh slightly elevated. Your body thinks your thyroid is low. The most common cause for hypothyroidism is hashimoto's thyroiditis, which can be indentified by the presence of anti-thyroglobulin antibodies and anti-tpo antibodies. Have these tests. If positive, i would place you on thyroid immediately. I would also have my free-t3 checked as well. Some do not convert T4 to t3! ...Read more

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What to do if I had a blood test done and my TSH reflex to free T4 is 4.53 .50-4.30 miu/l is that bad?

Further workup: A TSH above normal indicates that your brain is telling your thyroid it needs better thyroid function. Have your free T4, free T3 (liothyronine), (liothyronine) Reverse T3 (liothyronine), (liothyronine) thyroglobulin and TPO antibodies, Ferritin, and SHBG levels checked to ensure the thyroid and tissue utilization/conversion to active thyroid is occurring. Furthermore, these levels should be optimized...TSH 3.6, low Rev T3 (liothyronine) ...Read more

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I had a TSH REFLEX TO FREE T4 blood test done, my result is 3.70 (0.40-4.50 mIU/L), is this normal? Thank you.

I had a TSH REFLEX TO FREE T4 blood test done, my result is 3.70 (0.40-4.50 mIU/L), is this normal?   Thank you.

Thyroid function: That appears to be within the normal range, based on the laboratory standard you provided. ...Read more

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My TSH is 9 & my TSH Reflex to Free T4 is 1.29, I still feel Fatigued & I don't feel well should I have my Dosage of Levothyroxine increase to 100 MCG?

My TSH is 9 & my TSH Reflex to Free T4 is 1.29, I still feel Fatigued & I don't feel well should I have my Dosage of Levothyroxine increase to 100 MCG?

TSH values: The TSH is your pituitary gland at the bottom of your brain talking to your thyroid gland saying "I don't see enough thyroid hormone around here." It stands for Thyroid Stimulating Hormone. You should speak to a good endocrinologist about your situation pronto and yes you should be on a higher dose of thyroid replacement hormone. ...Read more

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Blood results came back with a 4.27 (h). Tsh, reflex to free T4 tsh, highly sensitive. Leukocyte esterase - moderate hemoglobin - trace / WBC 6 (h)?

Blood results came back with a 4.27 (h).  Tsh, reflex to free T4 tsh, highly sensitive.
Leukocyte esterase - moderate
hemoglobin - trace / WBC 6 (h)?

Reverse T3 (liothyronine): Check free T3 and reverse t3. Ft3 should be in upper range and rt3 in lower range. If your ratio is off, you may need Armour Thyroid or t3, and synthroid (thyroxine) would be the wrong med for you. Also consider checking thyroid antibodies. ...Read more

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Hi, I am a 37 year old female. History of excessive thinning hair. My TSH reflex to free T4= .9. My ferritin= 17. My calc % Iron Sat= 20. Thoughts?

Hi, I am a 37 year old female.  History of excessive thinning hair. My TSH reflex to free T4= .9.  My ferritin= 17. My calc % Iron Sat= 20. Thoughts?

Normal: Hair thinning is a very common complaint. Usually one can find no particular cause, though many medical conditions, medications, stress, age, genetics, nutrition, all influence hair growth. Your thyroid, and iron levels appear normal and are therefore unlikely to be a cause for hair loss. ...Read more

Dr. James Lin
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Free T4 (Definition)

T4 is the main hormone produced by the thyroid gland total T4 is amount in blood stream attached to albumin, as well as 'free' in blood stream. Free T4 is just the amount free in serum, ...Read more


Dr. David Sneid
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Thyroxine (Definition)

Thyroxine is a thyroid ...Read more