The most important lab tests for thyroid disease are wide ranging and cover several functions in your body. For many who are dealing with thyroid disease, the only thyroid test done by your doctor is a TSH , which measures the thyroid hormone in your blood. However, that tells a doctor very little about your thyroid function or the health of your thyroid. However, most of the time you need a little more information that just one test!
In this article by William Cole, a functional medicine practitioner, he shares which lab tests you need to have done to be able to properly diagnosis thyroid disease.
I posted a couple of articles last week on how misleading the normal TSH test can be. You can can read those here:
Have a good weekend!