The Most Important Lab Tests for Thyroid Disease

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…

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Beauty Vitamin May Affect Medical Tests

A beauty vitamin that many of us take to improve our hair, skin and nails has been reported to interfere with lab testing.¬†That’s because many medical tests contain biotin themselves, and the combination can skew certain lab results as falsely positive or negative. The FDA has also seen an increase in the number of reported…

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Thyroid Testing. The Infamous Blood Test

Thyroid testing is done with a blood test, but how reliable is that test? Dr. Andrew Dickens explains the problems with how thyroid function is tested. His point being that zero of the thyroid function takes place in the blood, so why is thyroid function tested with a blood test? Dr. Dickens shares that for…

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Thyroid Testing: What's Missing

Thyroid testing is something that all of us who have thyroid disease are used to dealing with. We are also used to dealing with reference ranges based on lab data from sick people, ranges that are too wide and doctors who will follow those recommendations without question. These doctors love to let you know that…

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Thyroid Testing; Using the Wrong Benchmarks

Today we are talking about thyroid testing. We all know how most conventional doctors will just test TSH levels. And when the results come back within an acceptable range they proclaim you are fine, despite the fact that you are suffering with several symptoms. Then the go into a lecture about how your TSH is…

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Thyroid testing

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…

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