Endocrinology Questions? Ask an Endicrinologist for Answers ASAP
Good morning, I am Dr Ruff, thank you for contacting us today.
I am sorry to hear of this.
This may be a good option, however you will have to call them to see how long it will take to be seen. I suspect much quicker than 6 weeks though.
No problem. Fasting depends on what is being tested for? Also timing depends on what is being tested for.
What is on the blood test request?
So neither timing or fasting matters for these tests, so any blood test timing is fine for this.
I would suggest waiting on the blood results first, as without know the cause to the problem, it is unfortunately difficult to know what to advise.
Call that link this morning, there are other options, but this is specifically for Paediatric Endocrinology so I am hoping it will be of use.
That is my pleasure. Hypothyroidism is very difficult to measure in infants, therefore there is no easy way to do this. However it is a very cheap test, so I am sure if there was significant evidence to support its use, it would have been used already.
The main disorders are tested for at birth following a heal prick.
All the best with this though and I hope that you do not need to wait for long.