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Lab Tests Every Thyroid Patient Should Get

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The Dr. Westin Childs Podcast
Lab Tests Every Thyroid Patient Should Get

Download my free thyroid resources here (including hypothyroid symptoms checklist, the complete list of thyroid lab tests + optimal ranges, foods you should avoid if you have thyroid disease, and more):

Thyroid lab tests are important, no question, but you also need to be looking at other systems:


#1. Your thyroid affects almost every system in your body.

#2. Your thyroid affects OTHER hormone systems and leads to imbalance.

#3. Your thyroid affects your ability to absorb nutrients and leads to deficiencies.

#4. These imbalances/problems/deficiencies/issues are NOT corrected with thyroid supplementation alone (or necessarily with natural therapies).

Lab tests to get:

FIRST – A word about insurance – these labs SHOULD be covered.
Call your insurance company if you are worried, though, to prevent having to pay out of pocket.

The diagnosis codes of hypothyroidism and Vitamin D deficiency work well and I’ve used these codes to get these covered by most insurance companies.

The FULL set of lab tests you should be ordering as a thyroid patient:

Serum Magnesium or RBC magnesium
Vitamin B12
Vitamin D
Insulin, Hgb A1c, blood glucose – assess for insulin resistance
Free and total testosterone
Sex hormone-binding globulin
Iron studies (ferritin, iron, TIBC, % saturation)
Cholesterol studies (HDL, LDL, total cholesterol)
Liver/kidney function (Creatinine and AST/ALT)
Inflammatory markers (ESR, CRP, ferritin)
Autoimmune markers (mostly thyroid antibodies, thyroid peroxidase antibody and thyroglobulin antibody)

Make sure to get these lab tests AND Thyroid lab tests:
Which includes: TSH, free T3, total T3, reverse T3, free T4 + thyroid antibodies (initially and frequently if you have Hashimoto’s).

Recommended thyroid supplements to enhance thyroid function:
– For thyroid hormone production and conversion: +
– For hair loss:
– For weight management: +
– For gut health:
– For energy and adrenal health: +

I’m Dr. Westin Childs and I focus on thyroid health, hormone balance, and weight loss. I write about thyroid disorders, weight loss, insulin resistance, estrogen/progesterone balance on my blog. I truly believe that hormone balance is the key to managing your weight, your mood and your quality of life which is why I’m so passionate about it.

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This video is not intended to be used as medical advice. If you have questions about your health please consult your physician or primary care provider. Dr. Westin Childs goes to great lengths to produce high-quality content but this is NOT a substitute for medical care.

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