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Thyroid tests


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I finally got results back from the endocrinologist for thyroid function.  It's a bit confusing so I figured I would ask for assistance in interpretation.  The results:

TSH (3rd Generation)    3.79 mIU/L  (.4 - 4.5)
T4 Total   5.9 ug/dL  (4.5 - 12.0)
T3 Uptake  39%  (22 - 35)
T4 Free   2.3 units  (1.53 - 3.85)
Alpha Subunit A  0.5 ng/mL  (<0.6)

This seems somewhat weird to me.  TSH is higher than optimal suggesting hypothyroidism yet T3 uptake percentage is also high(ish) which suggests hyperthyroidism.  T4 is low normal from what I can tell.

The endocrinologist interpreted these results are entirely normal.  I remain somewhat skeptical.  What do you all think?  

He also did testing for celiac disease.  These tests were:

Tissue Transglutam AB IGA   <3 U/mL   (<5)
Tissue Transglutam AB IGG  <3 U/mL    (<7)
Gliadin AB (IGA)  4 U/mL  (<11)
Gliadin AB (IGG)  4 U/mL  (<11)

it would appear that I do not have markers for celiac disease, not that I had thought this was an issue but I do know that G has strong opinions about silent celiac so it seemed worth doing the testing.  

Other tidbits.  BG 78.  TC 163, LDL (Calc.)  44, HDL, 115, TG 20.  I'll get a better cholesterol screen to check on particle size etc. when I see my primary in a couple months.  I'm curious to see whether increasing niacin from 1 gram to 2 grams will have affected particle size issue.  



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