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  • Anonymous
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      Hi everyone,
      Just returned from a doctor’s visit. He had just received information regarding the new criteria for thyroid testing in Manitoba.
      1. TSH if normal – that’s all they’ll do.
      2. If below .1 (hyper) they’ll test the free T3
      3. If above 6 (hypo) they’ll test free T4

      I thought that it was an interesting turn of events because until now they would only test TSH and if that was not in the normal range then they would check the total T4.

      This makes a lot of sense to me on the grounds that if the T4-TSH mechanism is off only the free T3 means very much.
      Any thoughts?
      Brenda

      Anonymous
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        Too bad if your TSH result is the ony normal result, they sure won’t
        find the rest.
        Just what we need, less info.
        Demand more. This is not acceptable.

        Anonymous
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          This is true, but for me it might mean more info. My TSH has not registered normal for a long time and they have been titrating me on a total T4 which is not very accurate. I have only managed to get the lab to do a T3 once and that took a lot of talking from the doctor. Perhaps now I’ll get the T3 done. After all this is the value that really says what is going on.
          Brenda

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