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What are the units of the blood tests results?
I had asked for some additional information and have not heard back.
The TSH is really only reported in one set of units, mIU/L. However, the T4 and T3 can be reported in a couple different sets of units.
The TSH is mildly elevated. There is strong evidence that treatment of a TSH that is >10 is beneficial. A TSH elevation that is not >10 is considered a mild elevation, and treatment would be guided by the levels of T4 and T3 and whether symptoms are present. Interpreting the T4 and T3 levels would require knowledge of the units by which they were reported. However, in someone with typical symptoms and a mild elevation in TSH, it would be reasonable to consider a trial of thyroid replacement medicines.
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