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Help with my lab work. Should i test for Hashimoto disease ?

Answered on October 23, 2013
Created October 22, 2013 at 9:18 AM

Hi,

On my lab work i had my TSH checked and it was: 3,8 (3 months ago) ,my cholesterol was also elevated. I went to an endocrinlogist because I suspect that there is something wrong with my Tyrhoid, maybe Hashimotos disease as I am having the usuall hypothyroid symptoms from time to time.

These are the lab results from the lab test my endocrinlogist ordered:

CRP: 2.3 mg/L

WBC: 3.9 G/L

RBC: 4,73 G/L

TSH: 2,709 mIU/L

FT4 17,33 pmol/L

FT3 3,92 pmol/L

Do you think i can have hashimoto disease, what additional tests should i run ?

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on October 23, 2013
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Thanks for your reply. I don't do zero carb, i try to stay LC with occasional starchy vegetables, but may have slipped into VLC sometimes. I am almost sure i have SIBO which might have caused my decreased WBC and slightly elevated CRP, but i will definitely rule out Hashimoto using the antibodies Test.

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on October 23, 2013
at 12:47 AM

always worth including the lab ranges to make things clearer. i'm guessing your are in Europe?

"Do you think i can have hashimoto disease": Cannot tell form those results, what did you endo say? do you have symptoms?

FT3 may be a bit on the low side for optimum (if you have hypothyroid type symptoms), are you vlc or zero carb?

"what additional tests should i run": Since you suspect thyroid issues (Hashimotos), get tested for Thyroid Autoantibodies. The two common tests are 'Anti-TPO' & 'Anti-Tg' (more info).

Also your WBC is on the low side (possibly just below range, depending on the lab). This could just mean that you have a slight viral infection, that you may not even have noticed, or maybe you are a bit more tired than usual. This number is nothing to be overly concerned with & may increase normally after your body gets on top of any viruses.

So may be wait a week or two & then get a Full Blood Panel done (aka FBC/FBE/CBC). & get the thyroid autoantibodies tests done at the same time to save on a revisit.

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