Explanation Of TSH And Free T4 Lab Results?
Good afternoon. My wife is currently undergoing a laboratory test at a hospital in Semanggi. The result:
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Thyroid hormone is a hormone produced by the thyroid gland. The position of this gland is at the front of the neck. The function of the thyroid hormone is mainly to regulate the body's metabolism. Thyroid hormone production is influenced by levels of thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH) produced by hormone glands in the pituitary brain.
The normal range of serum TSH levels (TSHs) is 0.3 - 4.3 mIU / mL, while the normal range of free thyroxine hormone levels (free T4, fT4) is 0.8 - 1.7 ng / dL. Reference to the normal range of hormone levels can vary slightly between laboratories due to differences in the inspection machines used.
In the data you submit, both TSHs and fT4 levels are in the normal range. Do you experience certain symptoms so that you undergo examination of these hormone levels, for example for example a drastic increase or decrease in body weight without apparent cause, not resistant to cold or hot air, fatigue, difficulty defecating, diarrhea, slow or rapid heart rate -Continue, dry skin, and mood disorders?
You are advised to continue to consult directly with your doctor or internist who treats you and recommends checking your hormone levels. Examination of thyroid hormone levels is a supplementary examination whose interpretation requires patient clinical information, which is obtained through history taking and physical examination by a doctor.
As a suggestion, you are advised to get adequate rest, eat a balanced nutritious diet, and drink at least 8 glasses of water a day. To enrich insight, you can read articles about thyroid disorders. Thus information from us. Hopefully always healthy. May be useful.