January is Thyroid Awareness Month. One of the biggest controversies has to do with thyroid testing.What is the appropriate range for TSH? Why is TSH the only test most doctors will run when determining a thyroid problem? And, God forbid, do not question your doctors’ wisdom when it comes to your thyroid, but what labs should you ask for if you suspect you might have a thyroid problem? To help with often puzzling question, I am sharing a radio program where Aviva Romm, M.D. discusses the six key thyroid tests that she does to understand what is going on with the thyroid. She also offers a test reference checklist on her site.
You can listen to the podcast here: http://avivaromm.com/labs
Since we are on the thyroid testing subject, here’s some encouraging news for those facing a diagnosis of thyroid cancer.