Sunday, May 5, 2013

Thyroid Test Results

Maya's Thyroid test results came in on Friday. Not sure if I should feel happy or not, everything seems normal. Her T3 is lower than normal, but they don't think it's thyroid related.

The actual numbers:

Result Specific Range General Range Unit
T4 1.70 1.40 - 3.50 0.80-3.80 ug/dL
Free T4 1.00 0.85 - 2.30 0.55 - 2.32 ug/dL
T3 15.5 30.0 - 70.0 30.0 - 70.0 ug/dL
Free T3 1.90 1.60 - 3.50 1.60 - 3.50 pg/mL
TgAA <1 <10 %

Besides the thyroid test, I also ordered a few more tests, including Heartworm, Complete Blood Count with Differential, and Chemistry Panel. Most of the results look good but there were a few numbers that landed out of the "General Range". Even though they all had an "ok" next to them, it's always a bit worrisome to see abnormal numbers:

Result General Range Unit
Sodium 156 139 - 154 mEq/L
Potassium 7.3 3.6 - 5.5 mEq/L
Na/K Ratio 21 27 - 38
Chloride 125 102 - 120 mEq/L
Lipase 75 77 - 695 IU/L

The assessment from Hemopet:

"Thyroid levels look good overall here so there is no evidence that thyroid dysfunction is contributing to Maya's itchiness. Low T3 level is most likely due to a non-thyroidal issue. The rest of the panel is normal. Recommend annual retesting."

Since I don't know how to read the numbers, I guess I'll have to consult the vet to see if there's anything that needs to be done.

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