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What Is Tsh W Reflex To Ft4
High normal: A TSH of 4.06 is in the upper range of normal. The lab probably did not do the ft4 level, since the TSH was normal. Most people with these results feel perfectly normal. However, it could be a sign that your thyroid is starting to fail. It would be reasonable to repeat the TSH and do a free T4 level in a few months. ...Read more
HYPOTHRYOID: Your thyroid gland is underactive it is not producing enough thyroxine. The pituitary gland is working overtime to try to get the thyroid gland to produce enough thyroxine which regulates the bodies metabolic rate. You need supplementation of what your gland produces. You also need to be checked for autoimmune thyroiditis, see your doctor. ...Read more
Hypothyroidism: Normal TSH is typically 0.45-4.5. Best to discuss results w/ordering physician as some labs have different reference ranges. Regardless, if you have signs & symptoms of hypothyroidism (underactive thyroid = http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/hypothyroidism/basics/definition/con-20021179), prescription levothyroxine will help relieve symptoms but requires close & regular monitoring. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Normal: This is a completely normal TSH. The free T4 was not done because the TSH was normal indicating normal thyroid function and the FT4 is not indicated. There are some rare circumstances when you would do both, and not just the reflex, but in general a normal screening TSH means normal thyroid function. Anything else would specifically being looked for and thyroid testing can rarely be complicated. ...Read more
Normal: That's a normal value. That's why they didn't have to run the free t4. Reflex means they will run ft4 only if tsh is abnormal. ...Read more
Thyroid tests: It is advised that you would benefit from an online consultation to review your labs as well as past medical history and discuss your specific symptoms. A physician can help you understand the labs, correlate with your history and make recommended next steps. ...Read more
My tsh, w/reflex to FT4 results was 4.53 and a month later was 4.49. Do I neef to be on medication?
It is better: if you stay on it for a while. Endocrinologist like tsh between .3-3 not .5-5. Discuss with your doctor and see what your doctor will say. ...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
Hi my TSH W/Reflex to FT4 is 4.54.. what does this mean? also my Cortisol is 26.8 what does this mean? thank you Kindly.
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