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ordering my own thyroid panel

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created January 18, 2012 at 4:28 PM

does anyone know the absolute cheapest place to order a thyroid panel? i would prefer it have ft3 but i can settle for just tsh, as my tsh has been rather high. thanks!

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on January 19, 2012
at 01:39 AM

That's a good reason! I'm sorry if my reply came off as glib--I'm not insensitive to that predicament. When I first took personal control of my thyroid treatment, I had to spring for my labs (and meds) because I couldn't get my (insurance-compensated) doctor to run the right tests or prescribe the right Rx. On the other hand, paying for a TSH-only test might just be a waste of money, since it won't reveal a cause or suggest an appropriate treatment. At best, it will reveal that something is wrong--but what? Can you save up for a few weeks and get the full test? It might be worth it.

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on January 18, 2012
at 10:25 PM

i am broke, how's that

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on January 18, 2012
at 05:36 PM

I don't know if they are the cheapest but mymedlab.com has very reasonable pricing on tests:

https://www.mymedlab.com/

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on January 18, 2012
at 07:31 PM

I don't understand your rationale for skipping free T3 and free T4. TSH alone is never an adequate test.

293ba4c95d190bc616b27d85b10d705a

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on January 18, 2012
at 10:25 PM

i am broke, how's that

A7768b6c6be7f5d6acc76e5efa66464c

on January 19, 2012
at 01:39 AM

That's a good reason! I'm sorry if my reply came off as glib--I'm not insensitive to that predicament. When I first took personal control of my thyroid treatment, I had to spring for my labs (and meds) because I couldn't get my (insurance-compensated) doctor to run the right tests or prescribe the right Rx. On the other hand, paying for a TSH-only test might just be a waste of money, since it won't reveal a cause or suggest an appropriate treatment. At best, it will reveal that something is wrong--but what? Can you save up for a few weeks and get the full test? It might be worth it.

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on January 18, 2012
at 05:06 PM

Best prices I have found are from www.privatemdlabs.com. Right now you can use the coupon code 7afupawr to get 15% off.

They have a thyroid testing panel that includes TSH, free T4 and free T3.

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