Thyroid function tests are currently the most accurate way to diagnose and manage thyroid disorders. Your doctor will interpret the blood test results, together with your symptoms and how you feel, to reach a diagnosis to manage your treatment.
|TSH||0.4||4.5||mU/L (milliunits per litre)|
|FT4||9.0||25.0||pmol/L (picomoles per litre)|
|FT3||3.5||7.8||pmol/L (picomoles per litre)|
These ranges are only a guide. The reference range for FT4 in particular does currently vary between methods and so any 'typical' reference range quoted will be subject to method and local interpretation
A high SH level with a low FT4 level: Hypothyroidism (under-active thyroid)
A low TSH level with a high FT4 level and a high FT3 level: Hyperthyroidism (over-active thyroid)
Abnormal TSH levels together with normal FT4 levels indicate you may be at risk of developing a thyroid disorder
A low TSH levels together with a low FT4 levels can indicate a disorder of the pituitary gland
If you have a diagnosed thyroid disorder, thyroid function tests will
It is well recognised that thyroid problems often run in families and if family members are unwell they should be encouraged to discuss with their own GP whether thyroid testing is warranted
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Notice of temporary unavailability of Eltroxin tablets
11 March 2013
Mercury Pharmaceuticals may have been supplying your thyroid medication in two forms; Eltroxin or levothyroxine tablets. Both are very nearly identical. The Eltroxin tablets are likely to be temporarily unavailable in the near future. This may mean that the pharmacist will give you levothyroxine tablets instead at exactly the same strength (after checking with your doctor). Switching to levothyroxine tablets is very unlikely to cause any problems as the two forms are switching to levothyroxine tablets is v unlikely to cause any problems as the two forms are the same and are produced by the same manufacturer. If you have any problems please let your doctor know. We apologise for any inconvenience that this may cause. Please contact Mercury Pharma Medical Information department in case of any queries:
Tel: 08700 70 30 33
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