Thyroid Testing: Lab Markers

Are you aware that there are 11 lab markers to properly evaluate your thyroid yet almost all doctors only order two?

  • TSH (this is what is conventionally ordered)
  • Total T4 (thyroxine)

But what about these tests?

  • Total T4 (thyroxine)
  • FTI (free thyroxine index) (amount of T4 available)
  • FT4 (free throxine) (affected by prescription drugs)
  • T3 Uptake (How much of T3 is taken up by TBG)
  • FT3 (free triodothyroxine) (Active Thyroid Hormone)
  • Reverse T3 (Body cannot use)
  • TPO and TBG Antibodies (Hashimoto’s)
  • TSH Antibodies (Graves’ Disease)
  • TBG levels

How can you manage health without all the information? Burning out the thyroid gland with hormone replacement is a 50 year old model. In order to manage your health, you need to look at the causes of the problem… not just the symptoms.

Thyroid Dysfunction is a Sign of Metabolic Dysfunction

Proper testing is crucial!

Complete Metabolic Profile

Immune Panels

  • Checking for immune imbalance (TH1 vs TH2)

Adrenal Stress Index (Salivary)

  • 24-hour cortisol levels

Food Sensitivity Test (Stool)

Stool Microbial Ecology Profile

Schedule your free thyroid consultation with Dr. Mark Scott at Total Health Center Virginia Beach today! We look forward to helping you feel better.

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