How Should My Thyroid Be Tested?

 

The science behind thyroid testing

Thyroid disease is more common in women and it is more common as women age. Those with a family history of thyroid disorders may be at an even higher risk. Often there can be a dispute about whether or not a thyroid test is actually “normal”. This handout explains more about why you must be careful about how you interpret your TSH results. We also often recommend testing free thyroid and antibodies levels depending on clinical symptoms to really determine if you have disease as you often cannot rely on the TSH alone to fully evaluate thyroid function.

If you are interested in scheduling an appointment to check if have hypothyroidism (under active thyroid) or hyperthyroidism (overactive thyroid) then please click here.

Check out this handout for more in depth information about thyroid testing.