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    LATS stands for Long Acting Thyroid Stimulator which was thought to be the
    cause of GD. I’ll have to look up more about it, but I haven’t ever been tested
    for it and have only read about it in medical texts. If it is the cause,
    I don’t know why it isn’t used as at least a screening device. Doctors
    seem to be using only T3, T4 and TSH tests in recent years. However, I
    just had the experience of only getting TSH and not T3 & T4 and was wondering
    if anyone else had experienced this.
    There are other tests for thyroid involving the proteins which transport it
    in the blood stream and the enzyme which changes T4 to T3. I have never
    had testing for these items either. Not in 44 years. Does anyone know what
    to say to get these things checked or what indicators they need to trigger
    these tests.