Thyroid test results - what does it mean?
I asked Maiya's vet to run a full thyroid panel. The results I received were:
Total T4: <0.5 (LOW); reference range 0.8-3.5 (units pg/dL) and
Free T4 (equilibrium dialysis): 11.0; reference range: 8-40
I was told that although her T4 was low, Maiya didn't need thyroid meds because of the Free T4 numbers. The vet suggested we retest in 6 -9 months.
I plan to discuss the results more in detail with the vet at our next office visit but, in the meantime, I wonder why there wasn't more of a concern with the low T4 number.
Also, is this considered a Full thyroid panel?