Thyroid Tests

Thyroid tests are misunderstood by patients and doctors alike.  Here is a run down of the various options for thyroid testing.  We typically run the basic thyroid panel and/or thyroid antibodies panel.  The less helpful / more specific tests are not that useful and/or...

Thyroid Hormone Chemistry

Thyroid hormones are combinations of the amino acid tyrosine and iodine.  Two tyrosines are linked to either 1, 2, 3 or 4 iodine molecules to create what are known as T1, T2, T3 and T4, respectively. T4 (levothyroxine) is the main thyroid hormone released from the...