If you are reading The Thyroid Cure, chances are you have already been diagnosed with an autoimmune thyroid condition. If you suspect that you have a thyroid condition, but have not been tested, you will need to test your thyroid hormone levels, as well as for any antibodies to your thyroid gland. This can only be accurately accomplished by laboratory blood tests.
I recommend beginning with a full panel of blood tests so that you have a starting line for your journey to better health.
Below are my suggestions for baseline blood work. Click here to download a PDF to print out and take to your doctor, or just look at them below.
Baseline lab test suggestions and their codes
- 85025 CBC with differential
- 80053 Comp metabolic panel with Glucose
- 86141 CRP
- 80061 Lipid Panel
- 83036 Homocysteine
- 83525 Insulin
- 82627 DHEA-Sulfate
- 84481 Free T3
- 84439 Free T4
- 84443 TSH
To check for anemia:
- 82728, 83540, 83550 Iron, TIBC and Ferritin Panel
- 84442 TPO
If you have hyperthyroid symptoms:
- 83520 TRAb
If you have other symptoms of autoimmunity, such as sore joints, rashes, fever, etc:
- ANA (AntinuclearAntibodies)
- Rheumatoid Factor (RA)
- Erythrocyte Sedimentation Rate (ESR or SED)