Whenever you experience symptoms of thyroid disease such as hypothyroidism, you should do the thyroid labs at first and then consult your doctor.
The problem is VERY OFTEN, doctors skip full thyroid panel because it's not a part of diagnostic criteria.
In this short article, we will show you the full panel for thyroid diseases. What's more, we will describe both the official reference values and the optimal values.
The complete thyroid panel includes:
Free T3 and Free T4
Thyroid Peroxidase Antibody
Total T3 and Total T4
It is very important to underline that reference values depend on your age, sex and health condition. If you deviate from any of the reference values, you should start immediate treatment with diet, natural remedies and drugs. Once treatment is started, the next step is to aim for Optimal values of thyroid panel.
Optimal values are:
To continue, in addition to tests for thyroid, you should also check:
All four Iron Labs
Saliva cortisol testing
B12 and vitamin D
Make sure you’re not deficient in potassium, magnesium and sodium (Metabolic CMP profile)