So how do you test for thyroid dysfunction?
Here is where things got a little tricky for me. I went to my GP and expected they would do all of the necessary tests needed to see if my thyroid was functioning correctly. My GP tested my TSH (Thyroid Stimulating Hormone), FT4 (Free Thyroxine) and the thyroid antibodies – anti-TPO and TgAb. Below are the tests you should have in order to gain a full picture of your endocrine health – do not take no for an answer!
- Free T4 and Free T3
- Reverse T3 (also called Reverse Triiodothyronine)
- Thyroid Antibodies
- Adrenal Cortisol Levels
- Sex Hormones
- Other Tests