Your question: Are there any thyroid lab tests that are inclusive and conclusive, or is treating the symptoms the best we can do?
Larry’s Response: I am not a fan of hormone testing; thyroid, estrogen, progesterone, testosterone, and even insulin. The numbers vary minute-by-minute and it is impossible to pick the correct moment to collect the sample. Also, the ranges of normal results are exceptionally broad.
Labs end up reporting such inane results as “high normal” or “low normal”. I always wonder why there’s an issue if the number is in the normal range. To make matters worse, the normal ranges vary by age and gender, making it impossible to pinpoint …