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Type of blood work to get? And sleep studies

Commented on December 29, 2011
Created September 07, 2013 at 12:44 AM

I haven't seen my primary care physician for several years. I want to see him to get more bloodwork done especially thyroid related (my father has hashimoto's and I have had trouble losing weight on IF) and maybe order a sleep study. What should the blood test look for besides, T3, T4 and TSH, Cu, Zn, D3, Aic, C reactive protein, fasting blood sugar? Can you test for cortisol or other hormones that may be astray? IS there a way of testing omega3/6 balance?

The sleep study is for snoring, seeing if I can find what causes it to be hard to wake up even after 8 hours of sleep.

C4f1a0c70c4e0dea507c2e346c036bbd

on December 29, 2011
at 04:52 PM

That's from the http://www.stopthethyroidmadness.com/ website. Not sure how expensive that is. And doesn't sound that simple to treat it. Lol that thyroid is made of pig. I keep kosher so that will be interesting.

C4f1a0c70c4e0dea507c2e346c036bbd

on December 29, 2011
at 04:51 PM

TSH But this lab is only for diagnosis of hypopituitary, NOT to diagnose or dose your hypo by. Free T4 and Free T3 (note the word “free”–important since it measures what is unbound and available.) Reverse T3–to be done at the same time you do the Free T3. Then calculate your ratio with the results and measurements. Thyroid Antibodies (anti-TPO and TgAb. YOU NEED BOTH.) Four iron labs, which include Ferritin, % Saturation, TIBC and serum iron Adrenal Cortisol levels (but we strongly recommend saliva tests, not the one time blood test your doctor will do. One result does

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