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Old Fri, Nov-08-19, 10:23
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Originally Posted by GRB5111
All in all, good news regarding and confirming the CAC score.

I have listed the set of recommended thyroid tests to provide a full and accurate function profile:
- Free T3
- Reverse T3
- Free T4

- Zinc RBC
- Selenium
- Iodine (urine load test)
- Thyroid antibodies

Good luck with this. As you know, a simple TSH test requires context and additional information. Hope this helps.

Certainly, the presence of the nodule may require additional investigation.

Thanks for the info Rob. Because of that thyroid nodule and the recommendation from the CIMT technician to have my thyroid function further investigated I decided to have a full thyroid panel done. It helped that had a thyroid test special running last month. My results came in yesterday. I'm not sure what they all mean, but they are all well within the "normal" range. This post is a little off topic, but here are my results:

Test: Thyroid Panel with TSH

TSH ----------------------- 1.710 - Normal 0.45 - 4.50
Thyroxine (T4) -------------- 6.4 - Normal 4.5 - 12.0
T3 Uptake -------------------- 31 - Normal 24 - 39
Free Thyroxine Index -------- 2.0 - Normal 1.2 - 4.9
Thyroxine (T4) Free -------- 1.19 - Normal 0.82 - 1.77
Reverse T3, Serum ---------- 14.5 - Normal 9.2 - 24.1
Triiodothyronine (T3), Free - 2.4 - Normal 2.0 - 4.4

I added iodine to my supplement list a few months back. I'm not sure if this helped or not. This is the best TSH that I've gotten - this after nearly 6 years eating LCHF/Keto. The other numbers look good to me as well. So my thyroid function is A-OK . At this point I see no need to worry about that thyroid nodule. I'll just be sure to have it checked every few years to see if it changes.
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