There are many different blood tests available that aim to measure thyroid function, so which ones do you need?
Relying on just the TSH test as is standard means relying on just one measure to determine your health. Without comparison with the other blood tests available, the TSH test can only shown show the amount of the pituitary hormone available in the blood. It is unable to give an indication of how much thyroid hormone is present in the blood and how well it is functioning, whether the thyroid hormones are active or whether there are any antibodies present in the blood. It can’t show if anything else blocking it, if there is poor conversion from T4 to T3, slow manufacture of the hormones, or WHY any of these things are happening.
Our health is too important to rely on only part of the picture! To learn about further testing, just click here to organise a free call with one of our practitioners to discuss which testing is important for your health.